Rash: Only A Few Survivors Album Review

The long wait finally came to a close in early September. Rash, a band that was formed roughly three years ago gave to us, only a few survivors, a labour of love. Continue reading “Rash: Only A Few Survivors Album Review”

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Song Review: Rish – My Strength

My strength is solo rock artist Rish’s third single since she debuted with ‘The Hate Song’ just under a year ago. All these songs stand out on their own, but they have maintained one constant quality, delivery. With the help of some exquisite guitar work from the likes of Saidimu Kiereni and Amos Kiptoon, Rish has conjured a simple but replicable recipe for great rock songs. Mix that up with Rish’s confident and creative style then we have the template for the ideal rock song. And “My Strength” is no different. Continue reading “Song Review: Rish – My Strength”

SONG REVIEW – RISH: ‘THE HATE SONG’

11113989_445719455588907_7871334748334475060_oEcstatic, the euphoria that pours when you hear a new song for the first time. As I am writing this I’m actually listening to Njerish’s masterpiece. The song came unexpectedly. I hadn’t heard of her till my good friend Dani shared the song with me. I was immediately taken. It was beautiful. The kind of song you can brag about. Her vocals blend in with the instruments; it has a vibe of the alternative era. It reminds you back when you were starting to listen to rock music. The Alternative feel to it blends perfectly with her sort of aggressive voice, betraying the emotion behind the song. It’s beautifully crafted lyrics transfer the feel and the energy of the song to you.

Rish is like a lady with an Olympian torch in hand, prancing around with the brusque air of the iconic femme fatal from 90s girl bands like TLC.  She takes advantage of the chorus, to tear down the edifice of the object of her scorn with violent swings of her chirpy voice. That racing onslaught is subdued in the verses. But even within that sort of pause she barely takes time to breath taking advantage to showcase her vocal range while adding flesh to the frame of the song. Continue reading “SONG REVIEW – RISH: ‘THE HATE SONG’”