Electric Sister power up their amps and unleash an old school, hard rock anthem in the shape of Miss American Vampire.
Oakland-based 5-piece hard-rockers Electric Sister know a thing or two about big, raucous sounds and energetic, fast-paced riffs. Sometimes that’s just what you need after a hard day’s work to take your mind off things, and new track Miss American Vampire does just that amongst its raw, organic atmosphere.
With a reverberating guitar intro similar to Jimi Hendrix’s Foxy Lady, Miss American Vampire then shifts into a heavy rock sound that swarms over the senses with big riffs and pounding drums. Thadeus Gonzalez’ vocals creep in amongst the electrifying sounds, hell-bent on spewing lyrics of over-the-top gothic wonderment with his tongue firmly in cheek: “Hollywood forever, cemetery lover, dressed to kill”. This helps give the track its added bravado as riffs intensify and we head into the hypnotic, repeating chorus.
The track gradually settles down into more of a rhythm as it progresses, which can be a little hit and miss, but this is quickly overcome by some great solo work and more lyrics that are just cliche enough that you can’t do anything but enjoy them: “Can I go out and kill tonight, take a bite… I’m just a poor boy nobody wants to get close to me.”
The 80s hard rock sound is difficult not to love in this track, almost feeling like a love letter to the genre but with more up-to-date production helping to bring us back to the present. The end portion of the track has an almost jamming, live, and raw vibe to it as it goes out in a spectacularly energetic fashion, ending with Gonzalez screeching his way to silence.
Miss American Vampire from Electric Sister is a genuinely fun, hard-rock track that you can just switch your brain off to and forget the troubles of the world for four minutes. With some excellent guitar work and a fist-pumping attitude, you’re bound to feel energised after a good listen.