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Right or wrong they get along: Opus Orange and Rival Karma reviewed by Alt77

Opus Orange and Rival Karma reviewed by Alt77

Rival Karma – Honey

Genre: Alternative Rock

John Frusciante once questioned why Jimi Hendrix’s music wasn’t made illegal. He argued that when he heard the famous Seattle guitarist play he routinely felt like beating people up being so engaged with the jagged distortion of the guitar. See, music can make even the wisest of us people do crazy things. 

I feel the same way about music that makes you want to shake your bones, throw your hands in the air, or go nuts and avoid responsibilities on a Saturday night. It seems odd that this should be legal when chemical refreshments that do much of the same thing should get you thrown in the hokey. 

Rival Karma’s Honey is unashamedly one of those dance-rock tunes. It’s built on a groove that rides with the confidence of Robert Plant shirtless approaching a stadium filled with people back in 1975. Sure, there are smarter ways to go about making rock music, but none that make their bones shake quite as much. 

Find Rival Karma on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and their official website.

Opus Orange – Got It All Wrong

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop

Similar artists: Pixies, The Shins, Ra Ra Riot, Local Natives

There are some musicians, who usually moonlight in a jazz combo when they’re not playing pop or rock, that seem able to play the most complex series of notes in the most difficult grooves, and who make it look easy. It’s the equivalent of watching a great Brazilian football player slaloming to opposition defenders. 

Then again, there are some bands that consistently sound like they’re going to fall apart. The groove is hanging on by a thread. The singer looks dehydrated and might collapse. The guitar player seems to only know one scale and might head into a Jimmy Page note (one not quite in the same scale as the song) every second. Yet, they somehow pull it through. These are the best bands in the world. 

Opus Orange’s Got It All Wrong sounds like that. At the heart of it, this is a college-rock, Pixies-inspired piece of pop-rock. It’s the way that the engine to it trudges up that hill that really sells it. No, it doesn’t fall apart, but it looks pretty well spent by the time it’s reached the peak, and that makes the journey worthwhile. 

Find Opus Orange on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and their official website.

About author

Eduard is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications including FootballCoin, Extra Time Talk, Fanatik, Sportskeeda, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website Eduard is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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