It’s been an interesting year for rock music. Lots of excellent new music in the Indie and Alternative universe, but Active Rock seemed to be taken over by non-melodic screaming music which to me just isn’t music to my ears. So, as you will soon discover, this year’s list definitely leans to the Alternative side.
When I first poured Mabel through my headphones, my mood immediately lightened and a big smile creased my face. Hang in there with me for a second, but this energetic foursome actually reminded me of a cross between Dion and The Last Royals, yup both New York rockers who were separated by a mere 5 decades, but they both had that infectious jangly, distorted Gotham pop rock sound.