Pandoras Shadow

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Chris Lovett

Hey guys, thanks for sharing. I have to be honest, I wasn't too sure how i felt about this track when i first listened to it and the reason was i didnt initially buy in to the fun and jokey aspect alongside the facemelting guitar solo but after a second go around i enjoyed it and its a really catchy hook. It is very DIY which is great and the facials pulled throughout by the lead singer are very funny. I'm guessing you're one of these people that are really funny but a really good singer as well and merging the two together. Nice. 
I think your best bet to promtoe the sound and the 'brand' is to get out and play live. Your infectious personality seems as though it will come across really well to people, who will engage with your style as well as rock out to the music. You seem to be a people person so go and engage with the people direct.
Create a catchment area that you are willing to travel to and research what venues are in that radius. Then pick out some small intimate venues and see who is playing. Which ones fit your sound but may be a little more established? Speak to them and ask to support. Get in front of people who have never heard of you and present them with your sound. On each promotional artwork, there will be a promoter if a promoter is behind it, so speak to them as well if you need to. Basically be proactive and opportunities will pop up. I think the vibe i can get from this video is that the lads are serious and the lead is, well a lead singer, outrageous and a bit of a live wire. A true lead character. Dont let that get in the way of the music but have it as a good side attribute. It reminds me of Tenacious D, slight comedy with the music, but the music has to be good to pull of the comedy so prioritise that. Enjoyed listening, let me know how you get on. All the best Chris

Brian Hazard

That was fun! I like how the video starts by hinting at a story. The singer has a lot of charisma and character, which serves to hold my interest throughout.

In fact, I thought the singer was just an actress or friend of the band until her vocal came in. I was expected a growly dude, so good on you for defying expectations!

That said, I'm not convinced the Disney-esque pure vocal tone complements the music, which has a boomy room quality that makes it sound like it was recorded in a garage and not a proper studio.

The "nah nah" stuff reminds me of J. Geils. Definitely hooky.

All in all, I'm not sure what to make of this! It's certainly unique, but the video and recording aren't quite up to professional standards.

Regardless, it's not a fit for my Depeche-loving following. I'm not sure what your audience is to be honest! Have you tried ReverbNation Crowd Review or Drooble Reviews Marketplace? Maybe running the song through one or both could help you dial in your targeting.

A couple suggestions for future Fluence submissions:

1. Include the lyrics so we can follow along (I understood them just fine, but wasn't always focused on them)

2. Include a short, catchy description of the song or act that's easy to copy/paste for social media sharing. That way we don't have to strain our brain coming up with something clever, and you get to choose how you're presented to the world.