Philadelphia’s Pop Punk quartet Bleeding Rainbow were quick to get their fourth album, Interrupt, laid down after the success of their 2013 effort, entering the studio primed and ready to deliver another outstanding performance. We were desperate to have a listen, so the nice folks over at Kanine Records were kind enough to invite us to the party.
There’s a large proportion of young Pop-Punk talent emerging from the East Coast of America of late, some of it is really good, and some of it is shit, as with all things the diversity is what is keeping it alive. The key is making yourself different to the last band that went before you, keeping it fresh but still leaning on those influences and making them part of what you do. That, for me, is what Bleeding Rainbow do really well. Every album, in fact every song is fresh and vibrant, you don’t get lost in an endless sea of post-grunge dribble like so many other acts, the pace is constantly moving, keeping you on your toes, often literally.
The mix of female and male vocals is an element I really enjoy here, it’s almost as if you have Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries) and Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) singing together in some sort of 90’s grunge supergroup. Opening track Time & Place is quite a modern opener, fast paced and fun it sets you up nicely for the rest of the album, which ebbs and flows through the fast paced and the slower more grunge-oriantated tracks. It set a good pace, there is lots going on here and the journey through to the classically eerie Phase is a fun one. Stand out tracks for me would probably be Images and Start Again, that’s purely personal taste talking though, you would waste time trying to find a track here that doesn’t cut the standard.
Bleeding Rainbow are a classic work horse, bands like this will be around for a very long time in some form or another purely through their commitment to their fans and trying to produce new and fresh music as often as possible. If you haven’t heard this before then I implore you, nay I fucking order you to get your eardrums around this album and the band’s previous releases.