Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Album Review: Side FX Band featuring Kim Cameron
Side F/X -'Contraditions' (self-released)
It's the voice that grabs you about this record. Kim Cameron really does have a very impressive voice. Their myspace site for the 'sounds like' bit says: 'Alternative music - a blend of pop, rock, jazz, and even country! We sound a bit like Carly Simon, Natalie Merchant, Sheryl Crow, The Cranberries, Lisa Stansfield, Annie Lennox.' Is this a bold statement? No, in a word. I'd add Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie and Chrissie Hynde to that list, too.
Whilst the production may be a little too slick in places for my liking, there's no doubt that Kim's voice is really pretty impressive. The tunes are pleasant enough, if not especially memorable, but the voice won't leave you.
What I'd really like to do is to witness Kim and the band in a live setting, because I feel that that's where they would really shine. And I hope they keep me up to date with what they're doing, and I hope they produce a really raw, honest record. because that's what vocals as special as this deserve.
***1/2 for the album
***** for Kim Cameron's voice
I was very politely asked not to post mp3s so I won;t, but please check it out at
Side FX band's myspace/website