So Ok, not that they are desperate for the publicity, but I thought I’d give a shout out for my acquaintance Rachel, lead singer of The Vettes…I use the term “acquaintance” because we’re definitely not besties or anything, but my brother introduced me to her a couple years back at one of her concerts and we kept in touch a bit via cyberspace. Anyway, I’ve been listening to them on my ipod nonstop the past few days….the “T.V” Ep I bought like a year ago.
If you haven’t heard of The Vettes…it’s one of the best examples of awesome chick rock, which is funny because the band is all guys, minus the lead. The Vettes consist of 4 brothers and the one sister… Rachel. Their last name is actually just that cool.
I definitely recommend them..especially if you like No Doubt’s earlier work. They have a bit of a poppy 80′s sound to them..with the synthesizer and what not. What really stands out to me about them is their awesome stage presence. Rachel definitely lets her wild side out and doesn’t hold much back. You can definitely expect to see her dropping to the ground at least once, her long hair flying to and fro and her to be covered in major bling.
“Give ‘em What they Want” is my favorite song by them…so far. (It touches on the reality of famous young girls who try so hard to give the public what they want that it turns to self destruction.) Rachel wrote her song “Kill Me Now” out of frustration when all of her 21 year old friends were getting married and having babies…pretty funny. The Vettes have just released their full album entitled “Walk like Models”, which includes songs from the Ep as well as a song with the album title. And it’s now available on itunes. I’m pretty sure I saw an itunes commercial with an instrumental version of “Give ‘em What they Want” on television about a year ago also. That was pretty exciting. Since then they’ve gotten more of the publicity they deserve, but perhaps not enough! You rock my face off Vettes!