Call for Music Writers... Rock, Indie, Urban, Electronic, Americana, Metal, World and More

Music
cover art

Evilsons

Cooking With... Evilsons

(Stupido; US: 2006)

Evilsons are relaxed and laidback on the island-tinged, dubbed-accented pop of “Sneaky Men” that falls in the same category as bands like Maroon 5 and Jason Mraz. Other times the band opt for happy-go-lucky pop/ska punk favorites such as “Rain & Sunshine” and the feverish “Old Town”, the best of the three so far. Evilsons doesn’t stray far from this vibe with other numbers such as “Everlasting” and the slightly above-average “Let Us Down”. While some might be perplexed at the fact that this summer, California or Caribbean/Jamaican sound is coming from a band based in Finland, they deliver the goods for the toe-tapping and bass-driven “Ruff ‘N’ Tuff”. In terms of vocals, the singer Fredi eerily brings Incubus’ front man Brandon Boyd. Evilsons aren’t exactly a band to go gaga over, but with songs such as “Love For Music”, it would be hard to forget about this ska-leaning band… from the land of the reindeer.

Rating:

Originally from Cape Breton, MacNeil is currently writing for the Toronto Sun as well as other publications, including All Music Guide, Billboard.com, NME.com, Country Standard Time, Skope Magazine, Chart Magazine, Glide, Ft. Myers Magazine and Celtic Heritage. A graduate of the University of King's College, MacNeil currently resides in Toronto. He has interviewed hundreds of acts ranging from Metallica and AC/DC to Daniel Lanois and Smokey Robinson. MacNeil (modestly referred to as King J to friends), a diehard Philadelphia Flyers fan, has seen the Rolling Stones in a club setting, thereby knowing he will rest in peace at some point down the road. Oh, and he writes for PopMatters.com.


Media
Evilsons - Pack of Wolves
Comments
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements
PopMatters' LUCY Giveaway! in PopMatters's Hangs on LockerDome

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.