Written Thursday, December 12
This mini two-song release from Alex Little and the Suspicious Minds has been a recent obsession of mine. It’s straight-forward 80s-style female-fronted rock. I love the subtle use of synths in the bridge of Late Night Love, as well as the rambunctious and often-meandering bass lines during the choruses, and the diverse guitar tones, which include overdriven leads, strummed acoustic guitars, and reverb-soaked clean parts. The attention to detail on Late Night Track really elevates it beyond its simple formula. And Alex Little’s vocal performance on both tracks is cool and confident. It’s a tone that’s nonchalant without sounding lazy.
I had the good fortune of interviewing Alex Little for Vancouver Weekly a few months ago. You can read about that here.