Melissa Brooks and The Aquadolls put out a forth release, ‘Girl Riot’ is welcomed highlight, still in the afterglow of last years many played debut album, ‘Stoked On You’. The Southern California band Melissa Brooks and The Aquadolls are not quite the stereotype, but still carry the union cards for the ‘Orange County do-it-yourself ethic’ furthermore take one listen to ‘Girl Riot’ and it’s mid-1970’s tinged alternative sonic which bears witness to garage influences, all to pretty good effect.
The narrative is strong, best explained by lead singer and writer of the band, Melissa Brooks, “’Girl Riot’ is an anthem celebrating the strength and courage of any woman having to fight against what society expects you to accept, whether it be wage inequality or double standard social norms”. Take this release as an early indication maybe of the band’s forthcoming EP and LP with producer Aaron Greene, who produced and co-wrote ‘Girl Riot’. If so, something to look forward too, a solid single. 7.8/10