Review by Dorothy Parvaz
Admittedly, I've slacked on seeing Damn the Diva live, and now I'm curious to see if they sound this clean and tight, live (no, no, Flow and Steer doesn't sound over-produced... just very crisp). Those lyrics are pretty nice too, for the most part. I won't pretend to know what to make of lines like "Every other fills the in-between/ Ride the trampoline -- shoes on!" (from "Hover"), but when they make sense ("I was on the alcohol/And my millionth broken promise/ Could have changed us all," from the haunting "Alcohol"), they're lovely.
It bears mentioning, however, that Damn the Diva do tend to stick to a certain formula (dreamy guitars, restrained rhythm section) when they don't need to. They're really at their best when they compose more intuitively, as with "Diamond Days," that song CFOX played the crap out of, or the heavier-than-most "Nova Cain."
Artist Contact Info: P.O. Box 385, Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada, V2X 8H9
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