Saved By Radio
The Hospital Bombers are an import from the Saved By Radio label. Footnotes was actually released by this Amsterdam, Holland-based band a coupe of years ago, but is now getting a Canadian push.
So what exactly is being imported here?
Well the label website (http://www.savedbyradio.com/rel_hospitalbombers.htm) has it flagged as Stadium Folk – which is something I'm not exactly sure about.
You have to listen really hard here to catch where the folk comes into the music. This is more sort of a soft rock, that at times has a British pop element, well European I suppose.
The music is generally happy, poppish, none to inspiring. It's the kind of music that if you throw it on the player you end up sort of bopping along too, but once the disk ends, the music fades pretty quickly. There's just not a lot here that would entice repeated plays. Then again, if the CD were to make it back to the player, you'd go, 'hey this is OK'.
So, the question becomes, is a CD that is OK worth shelling out cold hard cash for? Frankly I think there are far better bands here in Canada with CDs for sale. This is an import that just doesn't offer enough in terms of memorable music to recommend.
-- CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Aug. 5, 2009 - Yorkton, SK. Canada