Review: Lionface – Run For Cover EP

19 Feb

lion face run for cover ep

With her debut EP, Lionface shows she is bristling with the kind of feisty attitude that marketing men wish their rinse-and-repeat-Saturday-Kitchen-pop starlets had just an ounce of. Having previously performed with the now defunct band, The King Blues, Bristol based Katherine Marsh stepped out on her own last year to bring us what she calls ‘industrial-tinged, noise pop’.

Should some crazed but utterly brilliant scientist take it upon himself to distil the essence of Skunk Anansie’s Skin, Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding and Annie Lennox then inject it into a test subject, then Lionface would be the result. Each of the three tracks on the Run For Cover EP (there are two remixes as well) reverberates with a raw and exuberant power. Opening track, “Hunted”, is a snarling piece of pop full of visceral energy and “We Are Kings” is as bombastic and chart ready as anything we’ve heard in recent months

In a time when the boys are coming back with big, atmospheric synth sounds, it is refreshing to find there are still new strong women coming through and willing to rock the fuck out.

Run For Cover is out now and available both digitally and as a limited edition, hand-stamped CD from her Bandcamp page.

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3 Responses to “Review: Lionface – Run For Cover EP”

  1. serenalesley February 19, 2013 at 19:54 #

    Agreeing with everything said here, and adding that Kat is even more amazing when she performs live, bringing a heartfelt power and beauty to her performance with an encompassing stage presence. It’s difficult to believe that such a fragile looking girl can belt out that much raw emotion but she really rocks it, and is a joy to watch.

    • Adam H February 19, 2013 at 20:08 #

      Thanks for the comment, I’m glad you liked the review.
      I’ve not yet had the pleasure of seeing Kat perform live but will certainly take the chance if it comes up.

      Thanks again.


  2. name not supplied April 6, 2013 at 01:11 #

    ooooh, she’s a bit angry for me, but I love the way you write and effusive and deliver the prose.

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