by / November 16th, 2010 /

Supermodel Twins – Raincloud Free

 2/5 Rating

(Gohan Records)

Two years in the making and with The Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan at the production helm, there are many who expect great things from this Limerick band’s debut album. On listening to the record it’s hard to believe that Supermodel Twins hail from the south of this country – their passports might say Ireland but their sound is most definitely American. From the American-tinged vocals to the over use of the word ‘baby’ the US influence is obvious.

The album gets off to a promising start with ‘While You Were Out’, an upbeat and fun pop song about unrequited love/stalking, but unfortunately it fails to pick up from there. Lyrically, the songs rely on a lot of overused clichés, although ‘Hilary’ is an apparent ode to the actress Hilary Swank that shows the band don’t take themselves too seriously and is a fun blast of pop/rock.

On Raincloud Free, Supermodel Twins offer up a range of catchy and inoffensive pop tunes that would no doubt sound great on an episode of One Tree Hill but unfortunately there are few tracks that really grab your attention and no real spark of originality. More Wheatus than Weezer.

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