Roses & Cigarettes

New Music Critique: Roses & Cigarettes

Production8
Lyrics7
Music6.9
Vocals8
Musicianship7
7.4

Jenny Pagliaro and Angela Petrilli are Roses & Cigarettes, a forceful duo whose songs are propelled mainly by high-energy acoustic guitar and forceful vocal harmonies. “Fast As I Can” is their best, where the duo’s exuberant, girls-next-door appeal is on full throttle and is complemented by the wonderful high-lonesome whine of a pedal steel guitar that’s brimming with the promise of wide open spaces. (We only wish the sound mix did not tend to overpower the girls’ voices.) The brooding “Echoes and Silence” has a raspy lead vocal that’s well-matched to the lyrics’ pleas of desperation. We’d love to hear “Feel the Fire” done all-electric. There’s strong potential here that’s in need of even better material.

Contact: rosesandcigarettesband@gmail.com
Web: rosesandcigarettes.com
Seeking: TV/Film Placement, Booking
Style: Rock Americana