CD Cover All Purpose
Independent Cassette

Review by Darren Kerr

45-second excerpt from "Not Fuckin' Fair" (various formats)

When I first put this tape on, I didn't know what to make of it; there's something here that I just can't describe. This trio is too heavy to be twee pop and has too many ideas to be cuddlecore. Maybe it's that Candice and Dayle's (no last names offered) voices remind me a bit of Veruca Salt. Maybe it's Dayle's bass lines, which pop out of the ether, make their statement and then disappear again. The songs themselves sojourn into some strange territory. "Tea" is like the Runaways' "Dead End Justice," with its wailing and screaming break, while "Pendulum" rolls and swells like surf past the breakers; I think I prefer this spacier side of All Purpose over their pop badges, but just because more of their personality shines through. I'm looking forward to more from them.

Artist Contact Info: P.O. Box 21532, 1850 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V5N 4A0, (604) 640-1027

First published in Drop-D Magazine on May 30, 1997

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