Rising stars Starbenders have released Coming Up Roses, yet another high quality single from their second Love Potions album, which is rapidly shaping up to be the Thriller or Hysteria of the glam-goth-punk underground.
Like the previous half-dozen singles already ripped from Love Potions' critically-acclaimed grooves, Coming Up Roses features a chorus so buoyant it might actually raise the Titanic.
“The video reveals the band’s hard rocking side which is reminiscent of the bone crushing fury found in early Guns N’ Roses,” proclaims a statement from the band's representatives here on Earth. “What really throws Coming Up Roses over the top is a searing lead guitar solo and wickedly raspy vocals from frontwoman Kimi Shelter that has her standing on the shoulders of gods from rock'n'roll’s most glorious eras.”
“This number is a celebration of our exoneration from the past," says Shelter, who clearly doesn't suffer from vertigo. "Rock'n'roll has given us the answer. Turn the amps up and say, 'Fuck it, we’re coming up roses'."
And so say all of us.
Love Potions features in Classic Rock's 50 Best Albums Of 2020. For the full list, get the new issue of Classic Rock (opens in new tab).