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#15 CMJ CHART! / KSYM, San Antonio, Texas

Blondestreak Press

 

Lots of activity lately on Radio Wazee - a terrific alternative internet radio station - www.wazee.org

Our CD was reviewed in the January issue of Oculus Magazine. They said...

"Victoria Clamp's elegantly soothing, airy cadences swirl above creamy guitar and violin appetizers, serene acoustic lullabies, and quirky, futuristic drum and bass trinkets. On the electronica informed, "Kill You", whispery grievances, scratchy samples, eerie tape loops and interjected laughter drape the inner turmoil surrounding the seductive death wish at the core...contrasts...many eclectic post mod and diva-esque styles..."


Here's what college radio is saying about Blondestreak..!

#15 CMJ CHART! / KSYM, San Antonio, Texas

21 SPINS A WEEK!!!!!!WOW!!! / KPNI, Dallas, Texas

HEAVY ROTATION! VERY POPPY! LIKE A NON-SAPPY LISA LOEB! / KSVR, Mt. Vernon, Washington

POPPY! I LIKE THIS CD! REMINDS ME OF THE CRANBERRIES! / WBCR, Brooklyn, NY

TOP 5 ADD! / WBOR, Brunswick, Maine

#2 MOST ADDED! / WRBB, Boston, MA

COOL PRODUCTION W/GOOD POP SENSIBLITIES! / WQSU, Selinsgrove, PA

VERY ORIGINAL! EXPLORING NEW PLACES! / WVYC, York, PA

ULTRA HEAVY ROTATION! WILL CHART! / WUEV, Evansvillle, IN

Blondestreak at Arlene's Grocery

Musician's Express,August issue, by Don Petanato

Blondestreak falls somewhere in Poe, Meredith Brooks and Liz Phair territory. That said, they put on a good show and are obviously no strangers to the stage. First of several bands at Arlene's that night, they had a responsive crowd which added to the whole experience.

 

The band features lead vocalist Victoria Clamp, ex of Tom Tom Club, and guitarist Liz Clayton ex of Prey. Lead Guitarist, Glenn Sherman is a non-typical player with roots in funk and country. He brings a fresh approach to what is being referred to these days as alternative rock.

Opening with "Food For My Soul", the musicians quickly showed that they are seasoned but not afraid to have some fun and experiment. The intro to this song featured guitarist Glenn Sherman, improvising on some Eastern scales and melodies.

 

Song after song we were treated to well thought out arrangements and good dynamics. On "So Sad", Victoria starts off on solo electric guitar and the band doesn't come in until well into the song. Similarly, other songs snaked in and out with parts breaking down to bass and drums, solo acoustic, or solo electric guitar, thus feeding us plenty of ear candy.

Lyrically, though, is where Blondestreak really stands out. Victoria Clamp has crafted some fine songs based - obviously, on real world experiences. She tells us about her search for God, her relationships with friends who O.D'd or sexual experiences. These are not of the generic "singer-songwriter" ilk.

There is also an undeniable bi-sexual vibe that permeates the front line of this band. Guitarist and background singer, Liz Clayton has a very electric connection to Victoria and the closing song, "Looking for Jeff", delves into girl-girl attraction. The lyrics are tongue in cheek and leave you with a smile on your face (or blushing...). Catch these guys.