Somersault Queen

New Music Critique: Somersault Queen

Production6
Lyrics7
Music8
Vocals8
Musicianship7
7.2

There’s quite a lot of potential in Somersault Queen, but it is unfortunately handicapped by production and mixing that renders their arrangements consistently thin and under-developed, as if these were demos instead of fully fleshed recordings. “Never, Ever” is infectiously bouncy and bright, with a catchy guitar part and vocals that bring lots of happy optimism a la Capital Cities. It’s a great framework for a potentially great single. “On My Mind” has ingredients that would make it ideal for indie playlists—if only the vocals were mixed above the music. (Its 5-minute length could be trimmed as well.) We love what this duo are going for; we just hope they can find a producer with the skills to help get them there.

Contact: somersaultqueen@gmail.com
Web: facebook.com/somersaultqueen
Seeking: Label, Film/TV, Distribution
Style: Indie Rock