The SoapGirls - Calls For Rebellion CD Review
The SoapGirls – Calls For Rebellion
The SoapGirls are a French punk/pop/rock duo, Mie and Mille, who currently call South Africa their home. They spent several months in the UK recently promoting Calls For Rebellion, what they consider their “first” album (there are earlier recordings but that is another story).
They got their name from selling handmade soap when they were younger out on the streets of Cape Town and it was this early tough street awareness that has given them a gritty and cynical attitude, completely at odds with their nice girl image although anyone who follows their FaceBook page will know otherwise! Pretend Friend, the first track, lulls you into a false sense of security but after that the party really starts, and boy what a party it is.
The SoapGirls play their own intruments (Mille bass, Mie guitar) and write all their own songs, and the songs are great. The sound is raw, gutsy and hard hitting and they are leaving no mercy in the wake of their long blonde hair as they show with the lyrics to Hater, which hits you right in the balls I’m a hater, that’s what I do, you hate me, I fucking hate you. You know exactly where you stand with this band.
My favourite track on the album is Champagne Cocaine which combines all the elements into one very, very catchy song that bops along nicely with a danceable groove. It is also one of the highlights of their live set, the video is fun too.
You can tell the band have a total and utter self-belief in this journey they are on, sheer musical ruthlessness. There is energy, passion and determination amongst the 16 tracks on the CD in which they have opened up their souls, so buy it!