Review – After the Fire, Crying Beauty Queens – Bands on Demand

The Crying Beauty Queens are a folk influenced alt rock duo based in Manchester.

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Their new track, After the Fire is their second release (their first, Taking Over is available too) and is available on all digital media streaming services:




Apple Music

The track is a fantastic showcase of the vocals of Jordan Price and the gentle, but engaging guitar playing of Paddy Murphy. I hesitate to compare anyone to The Cranberries because Dolores O’Riordan was such an incredible artist (I couldn’t even bring myself to listen to The Bad Wolves cover of Zombie for the longest time – until I heard about the backstory).

But, I can hear the influence. I’m about to release the second chapter of my series – The Musician’s Masterplan – and in there, I talk about choosing a hero to model yourself on. It sounds to me like Jordan Price chose O’Riordan. If so, it was a great choice and she channels it brilliantly, without any semblance of mimicry or sounding like a cover band (no disrespect to cover bands).

This is a mature release and these guys will do well in the future. I for one will certainly be keeping an eye out for future releases.

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