Song of the Week: “Hopeless” by Screaming Females

by Douglas Cowie on 7 September 2018

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Hopeless” by Screaming Females:

I heard a lot of really terrific music at the End of the Road festival last weekend, and one of my highlights was an afternoon set by Screaming Females. I more or less went because I figured a band called Screaming Females would probably kick ass in some kind of way, and it turns out I was right. Screaming Females kicks ass in a big riff, guitar hero (heroine), big voice kind of way. They don’t waste songs on single riffs, either; they chunder and bellow through a few sounds and ideas every three to five minutes. It’s easy to get lazy and kind of thing that big hard rock is a played out form, but Screaming Females, without particularly reinventing anything, and wearing their influences lightly, have managed to give it a real shot into the arm.

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