The Gorgeous and Alluring Alternative Sounds Of Natalie Bouloudis
The latest EP release from Natalie Bouloudis is a beautifully gritty alternative rock record that borders on gypsy folk and several other genres blended together to create something fresh but familiar and vast.
The Devil Is Doubt EP is lush with a deepening soundscape composed of sultry and alluring vocals, violins, guitars, and a ahunting overtone that crawls under your skin and lives in your body long after the record has ended.
An enticing edge that gives the feel of crossing artists like PJ Harvey with artists like Bjork and somehow making it work perfectly.
The songs are like watching small plays that come together and give a multichrome sheen that keeps you watching.
It's like you want to see what happens next with each new song.
The record is indeed full of surprises that in a way, keep you guessing but also keeps you addicted to the sound.
Bouloudis has that infectious and powerful vocal style that feels like she's telling you stories around a fire. You are at the edge of your seat and strangely love every second of it.
Songs seem to flow together almost like this is a concept album of sorts. Maybe it is. Either way it's surely got my attention and hasn't let go ever since.
That's the thing about this release. You want more. It is satiating and satisfying like its feeding on your inner desires but still. you want more.
Dark but colorful, a sweet and tasteful gloom that oozes alternative love letters to bands like Nick Cave or Tom Waits. It's got that same undertone but in a different form.
You'll have to hear for yourself honestly. You won't soon regret it.