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COCKTAILS - Catastrophic Entertainment


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Janeland 02:00
Love is Gone 02:29
Buried Alive 02:15
Take it Back 02:18


maximumrocknroll.com(USA) NOV 2021 Excellent escapist power pop in the wistful spirit of PAUL COLLINS. Like a mid-tempo FLAMIN’ GROOVIES, their Bay Area antecedent, writing songs about hanging out with friends, falling through love, summertime on the West Coast, and an innocence that evokes earlier long-gone times. Beautifully crafted tunes with a sound like it could have come from ’70s power pop, ’80s suburban rock, or the Lookout! roster from the ’90s. Moog leads and guitar melodies with boy/girl vocals telling tales of innocent worries that make you want to put on your Radio Shack headphones and curl up in the bean bag chair and forget it’s 2021. Plus, they drop an excellent despondent country breakdown song in there with “Washoe County.” (TJ)

Strutter Mag (NL) Nov 2020 When listening to the first couple of songs of the new album Catastrophic entertainment of the band COCKTAILS, it's like we're back in time to the year 1980, because this kind of fun catchy uptempo Melodic Powerpop/Poprock was around that year the most popular genre in the Western musicworld. It was more or less the period when there was a transition from late 1970s UK Punkrock, early 1980s NWOBHM/Hardrock, early 1980s US AOR/Poprock to 1980s British New Wave. Powerpop took a bit of all these genres and added some Pop sugarness to make it radio-ready whike still rocking out uptempo most of the time. I hear so many similarities that I could fill a full page, but I guess if you're into for example MOON MARTIN, RICK SPRINGFIELD, THE KNACK, THE ROMANTICS, THE BOYS, 4 OUT OF 5 DOCTORS, NOVO COMBO, THE SHOES, 20/20, THE RECORDS, DWIGHT TWILLEY, CHEAP TRICK, THE ONLY ONES and such, then you're safe and well here. COCKTAILS are coming out of San Francisco and Catastrophic entertainment is their 3rd album so far. The band's line up consists of singer/songwriter Patrick Clos, lead guitarist Joel Cusumano, synth/vocalist Lauren Matsui, bassist Rob Goodson, and drummer Phil Lantz. Their sound is so authentic that you might almost believe we are listening to a remastered 1980 record, but believe me that COCKTAILS is a real new band with brand-new songs that just recall the long-forgotten days of all those aforementioned acts. 11 songs are on the album, of which opener Bun E. Carlos is pure 1980 uptempo Powerpop, while the following uptempo Powerpop tune Nobody's going to the movies reveals some slight AOR/Poprock influences, thanks to the lovely soaring guitarsolo and superb catchy chorus. The album continues with likewise another catchy uptempo Powerpop affair in the shape of Janeland. Then we get to hear great female vocals (I think Lauren sings here) in the fantastic quirky early 1980s US female fronted Melodic Poprocker Love is gone that sits nicely between BLONDIE, SUE SAAD & THE NEXT, early 80s PAT BENATAR and SPIDER. Washoe county follows in the classic Powerpop direction again, while Side-A closes with Never be alone, a quirky Powerpop tune a la early THE CARS. Side-B opens with one of the few uptempo Powerpop tunes that actually reveals a tiny bit of early 90s retro college rock/psychedelic poprock of bands like TEENAGE FANCLUB, THE POSIES and JELLYFISH, which can also be heard on the following ballad ish Buried alive. One of my favorite songs follows, because Waiting on the summer is an incredible catchy early 1980s US Melodic Poprocker that sounds like the perfect cross between RICK SPRINGFIELD and THE CARS during the hard rocking' anthemic chorus! This song also recalls the 90s retro punkpop sound of bands like WEEZER, FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, THE CLICK FIVE and such. COCKTAILS would be a perfect fit for the International Pop Overthrow Festival, which is held each year (pre-corona) all over the world. I visited the wonderful Liverpool edition in 2019 and hopefully in the future I will be able to do it again! Anyway, the album continues with another excellent catchy uptempo Melodic Powerpoprocker titled Those changes that recalls the late 1970s Punkpop sound of THE BOYS and THE UNDERTONES. The album closes with Take it back, an early 90s deadringer for fans of TEENAGE FANCLUB! Concluded, this is a highly recommended Powerpop album that sounds like a cross between all the mentioned acts, although actually COCKTAILS has an own identity that happens to be quite sensational!

hearasingle.blogspot.com (USA) July 2020 Great Power Pop albums aren't that easy to find at the moment. Truth is they haven't been for a while. So it's refreshing to hear something that is. San Francisco's Cocktails have mastered that feel of the late 70s / early 80s wave of Power Pop that was aided by the post punk New Wave explosion. Think The Records, The Sinceros, The Rubinoos et al. Hooks are plentiful, choruses are big, riffs grab hold of you and love is lost and found. All of this is achieved with aplomb with an adept ability to not appear to be a pastiche. Songs are fully formed, the arrangements and playing are top notch and there are some fine guitar solos to single out. There is even a hint of Chinn and Chapman Glam at times, particularly on Waiting On The Summer which reminds me a lot of The Speedways. When the album steps away from Power Pop, there are even great rewards. Those Changes is great New Wave with a Cars like synth run and a real similarity to The Only Ones. You'd expect Bun E. Carlos, a song named after Cheap Trick's ex drummer to be 70s Pop Rock, but it sounds more like Ash. All of these comparisons are worthy. Take It Back is a fine slacker closer in Weezer territory and the stand out song here, Nobody's Going To The Movies has every single component that you would expect to achieve a Summer Single Smash.11 songs in 27 minutes more than suits the genre and there is so much to like here. Catastrophic Entertainment is the type of album that you would hear in abundance when I Don't Hear A Single started. Sadly Power Pop has lost itself in Groundhog Day nonsense since. Thank goodness, the likes of Cocktails can see through the long grass


released July 1, 2020



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