Have you ever been curious what a lovechild between Black Sabbath and Janis Joplin would sound like? Los Angeles based female fronted hard rock band Electric Parlor answers those curiosities in the most intense and powerful way with their rumbling thundering debut album titled “Electric Parlor” which was released back in February in CD and digital formats but is now being prepped for a vinyl release on Weingartner Phonogram Company.
“Electric Parlor” brings so many different classic rock influences together in a raucous melting pot of fuzzy bluesy goodness; much of which is brought by the intense guitar chops of Kriss Farr. Singer Monique Alvarez wails in ways that resurrect the soulful sounds of Janis Joplin and Robert Plant (especially in the track “Bitter”) and will make the hairs on your arms stand up while the rest of the band functions together like a tight well oiled machine to pack a punch and jam. The Real Mr. Housewife elaborated saying:
As soon as the lead singer Monique Alvarez starts singing, I was stunned by how similar she sounded to Joplin. The comparison is uncanny and, at times, I felt like I was listening to Joplin.
There are a lot of bands out there these days who really try their hardest to recapture the heavy blues rock sounds of the late 60’s and 70’s. However, given how powerful and talented Electric Parlor are they definitely have earned themselves some respect even among the more modern sounding bands. I look forward to hearing what they do in the future.