Ugly Smile Unleashes Their Inner Classic Rock
Ugly Smile returns with another banger that gives off a genuine classic rock vibe that crosses into indie and garage rock with all the fun and swagger you can want from a single like this.
"Karina" is loaded with bendy guitar hamrmonies, catchy vocals and a true pop sensibility.
Drums are driving and the whole thing has the feel of something you may have heard before. It's familiar, warm, and loose in all the best ways.
The guitar work is almost reminiscent of bands like Kiss and just when you think you know what's up, they change things up and the song grabs hold of a little 90's underground alternative.
One of the coolest parts of this track is it's distant and vast breakdown that slows things down and builds it all back up in seconds and makes the track feel alive and breathing.
Loads of tastefully classic shredding ensues and you're having a damn good time.
This is certainly a summer single that you can crank, sing along with, or jump around the living room to.
The fun is endless and it's enough to make you dig a bit more into the band which is always a good thing when it comes to Ugly Smile.
We are no strangers to the band as we've had the opportunity to delve into their previous work and it's safe to say that each time these guys release something, it has a little more flavor. It's a little different from the last and that's a sign of a band that evolves their sound as they go.
Great bands do things like that. They evolve and grow while still sticking to their guns in terms of having a bit of a staple sound over all.
"Karina" is packed with licks, hooks, and attitude that all come together for one killer rock song that feels like it belongs on the air waves.
Ugly Smile has been blasting out outstanding singles since the beginning of the year and it's obvious they are getting ready to take over.
This is rock music for basically anyone and everyone and we certainly need more bands like this around.