Cast your minds back to an interview our fearless leader, Mr Steve Kleenex, did with the beautiful Sarah Garrod, better known to London’s Punk/Grunge scene regulars as Listen Zara. Well Sarah has posted a demo on Soundcloud of a song called Screaming which is an original song she and her band sometimes perform live. I fancied a listen, so I logged in, pressed the magic triangle and away I went.
There are many comparisons to be made here, the thick relentless bass reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Dead Souls” and the vocals a stunning amalgamation of Candia Ridley (Inkubus Sukkubus) and Courtney Love (Hole). Comparisons are easy though, listen to enough music and you are bound to hear a little of something, for me the true class of this track is the haunting originality of it, the beauty in it’s simplicity that separates it from it’s peers.
Cloaked in a banner of mystique the track drags you into it, the bass thumping you into submission as the ghostly vocals draw you deeper, creative yet simple lyrics, not over worked or too full of meaningless emotion give you a sense of where the singer wants you to go without spoiling the trip.
I can’t help but imagine this beautiful demo as a big album centre piece, backed by strings and a piano but still with that leading bass beating like war drums. I really like the track, it hooked me the first time I opened the link and I played it several times, the great product of a talented song writer who has so much to give her fans, lets hope we get to hear an album version soon.
Catch up with Zara on Facebook and see them live as soon as you can