Heaven Knows by The Pretty Reckless

Review of the new single Heaven Knows by The Pretty Reckless

After having had the ‘pleasure’ of reviewing the latest release last year from the Butcher Babies I really wasn’t looking forward to doing a review for another rock band fronted by a sexy lead singer.

Heaven Knows by The Pretty Reckless

Heaven Knows by The Pretty Reckless

Their new single came out this week and can be seen at this linkhttp://po.st/HeavenKnowsVid

The intent is to help launch launch their new album Going To Hell that comes out on the 17th March on Cooking Vinyl.

For those of you who don’t know this band The Pretty Reckless  formed in 2009 and released their debut album Light Me Up  in 2010 and a follow-up EP Hit Me Like A Man in 2012. After two years on the road supporting  Light Me Up, the band has risen through rock ‘n’ roll’s ranks to become a polarizing presence. Over the course of their debut album and EP, the quartet has sold over 1 million combined albums and digital singles and have supported Evanescence, Guns N’ Roses and Marilyn Manson on tour in addition to headline runs in both the U.S. and abroad. Momsen and her bandmates delivered nothing short of killer performances on their just-wrapped headlining North American Going To Hell Tour with a set list including new material off Going To Hell and the group’s debut LP Light Me Up.

OK – so for the review…

There isn’t anything in this song that hasn’t been done before  and all in all a pretty mediocre piece of rock music.  OK so the video itself is pretty good with smouldering lead Taylor Momsen picking her way through this piece.  However, for me this really is way down the road in terms of something that listeners are going to like.

This can’t compare to their October 2013 release Going To Hell

Going To Hell is another matter entirely.  A sex charged video with great vocals and strong axe work that makes this classic rock at its best. This is a brilliant piece and much more like what you would want to see from this band.

Advice: don’t compromise and keep away from creating commercial smaltze.  Heaven Knows why they wanted to release this new video to launch the album.

The band will join Fall Out Boy on the Save Rock And Roll European Tour 2014,starting February 28, 2014 in Madrid, Spain (complete list of tour dates below).

EUROPE WITH FALL OUT BOY

Feb 28           Palacio Vistalegre Arena   Madrid, Spain

Mar 1              Pala Sant Jordi               Barcelona, Spain

Mar 2              LePhare                         Toulouse, France

Mar 4              Rockhal                         Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Mar 6              LeZenith Arena              Lille, France

Mar 7              Palladium                      Cologne, Germany

Mar 8              Heineken Music Hall       Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mar 11            Ancienne Belgique          Brussels, Belgium

Mar 12            LeZenith                        Paris, France

Mar 15            Motorpoint Arena           Cardiff, Wales

Mar 16            NIA                               Birmingham, England

Mar 17            Phones 4 U Arena           Manchester, England

Mar 20            Wembley Arena              London, England

Mar 21            Metro FM Arena              Newcastle, England

Mar 22            The SSE Hydro               Glasgow, Scotland

Mar 24          Electric Ballroom         London (HEADLINE SHOW)

Review by Doug Duffin

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