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Podcast Episode
Season
Ten
number
471
Type
Album Review
Post Date
1/21/2020

Bandit Queen

471 Hormone Hotel by Bandit Queen

Hormone Hotel

Label
Playtime, Mammoth
Release year
1995
Producer
John Robb, Pat Collier, Bandi Queen
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On their lone album Hormone Hotel, three-piece Bandit Queen from Manchester make a solid American alternative influenced guitar rock album

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One and done bands are always an interesting listen, whether they were full-formed bands, one-off side-projects or solo albums, or something else entirely. In the case of Bandit Queen, they formed out of the ashes of Swirl, retaining three of the four members and an indie rock sound. Gone were the jammy rhythms and chorus'd guitars for a more straightforward approach, reminiscent of American female-led alternative acts like Throwing Muses and The Breeders. While the harmony vocals and honest production kept us interested throughout, a few more soaring vocal hooks would have made Hormone Hotel a can't miss record.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Back In The Belljar
  • 14:00 - Big Sugar Emotional Thing
  • 18:54 - Blue Black
  • 20:57 - Scorch
  • Outro - Give It To The Dog

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