Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review -- TEXTING MacKENZIE -- KARATEKA

KARATEKA
Texting MacKenzie
Indie
6.5-out-of-10

Coming out of Guelph, Ont. is the band Texting MacKenzie.
This is a three-piece indie rock band which has a definite tongue-in-cheek approach to its material.
Robin Jools Wright pens most of the band's material and he mines a definite humour vein for his music.
Indier Than Thou and Lemonade are a couple of examples of how Wright works with lyrics which turn phrases and use word play to good effect.
The resulting body of work is catchy, although admittedly it may not be an approach appreciated by all. This is music which works in a live venue, such as the band's recent visit to 5th Avenue Cup & Saucer in the city, but past some college stations the material may not find a ready radio audience.
Texting MacKenzie might never earn regular play in a collection it does suit a particular mood, when you want some indie rock which makes you smile.
Check it out at www.myspace.com/textingmackenzie
CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper June 22, 2011 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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