Louise Aubrie’s album Time Honoured Alibi is a nice fusion of retro punk that shines on many tracks. From the beginning of the track listing until the final song, Aubrie’s musicality is evident over both intricate as well as sparse musical arrangements. The opening track, ‘Where Are You’, yields lots of instrumentation and Aubrie’s vocals working over them. PJ Harvey and Joan Jett comparisons are inevitable when it comes to the track ‘Lovestruck’, which is a fun tease of a song. ‘Keep It Coming’ features a more sparse sound, complete with hand claps and Aubrie’s controlled vocals. The feistyness of her voice is on full display on ‘The Searns’, where she unabashedly lets loose, come what may. ‘Circuit’ is an acoustic, mid-tempo track that works well with Aubrie’s vocal offerings.
Louise Aubrie has managed a dedicated following as the praise has come her way from the United States as well as the UK, where she is originally from. After moving to New York City and surrounding herself with the right musicians, she sought to cultivate her own unique sound. Her debut album, Fingers Crossed, was released to significant acclaim on both sides of the pond as well as national radio exposure. Aubrie’s latest work is mixed by Cam Blackwood, who has produced works with the like of Florence and The Machine as well as Cee-Lo. Production includes the masterful work of Boz Boorer, who has collaborated in the past with Morrissey. This sophomore disc is proof that Louise Aubrie’s future body of work bodes well for fans.
Louise Aubrie (vocals/guitar)
Production: Boz Boorer
Official Website: www.louiseaubrie.com
Music video links: http://www.louiseaubrie.com/videos.php