Jenn Vix – 6

Rating: 2.5/5
Distributor/label:
 Self-titled
Released: 3 May 2019
Buy album: https://www.amazon.co.uk/6-Jenn-Vix/dp/B07PJ81ZY7/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=jenn+vix+6&qid=1561807655&s=gateway&sr=8-2
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/jennvixmusic/

Band line-up:

Jenn Vix – songwriting, vocals, lead guitar, drum programming, some live drums, bass guitar, keys/synths.
Paul LF – Live and some studio bass guitar.
Mike Feeney – Guitar

Tracklisting:

01: Ride
02: The Mask Of Charon
03: Rover
04: In Your Sleep
05: Show Me The Sun
06: Valentine

Review

Jenn Vix grew up in New York City, and spent her early years immersing herself in rock and roll culture before performing with the likes of Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys), and eventually gaining national attention and glowing reviews from Rolling Stone, popdose.com and Music-News.com. Jenn Vix has worked with some of the best alternative musicians, such as guitarists Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, The Cure), John Ashton (Psychedelic Furs) and drummer Andy Anderson (Iggy Pop, Hawkwind), and is both a talented solo performer, as well as a member of Boston-based band ‘Positive Negative Man’.

Jenn Vix has a style that defies easy categorization. Part electronica, part The Cure, and just a little bit Goldfrapp, her latest EP, 6, is a “Mixed tempo EP, with various moods”, in her own words. While the overall effect is one of dimly lit goth clubs, smoke machines and slow dancing with a stranger at 5am, no one track particularly stands out from the rest, although ‘Ride’ is probably the best offering of the six track EP, and I have a personal liking for the mood created in ‘In your sleep’, although at times the lyrics feel clunky. While the EP is technically passable, and the vocals are beautifully ethereal, I find myself often wishing that Vix wouldn’t rely so heavily on her drum machine, as it gives a flat effect to tracks that otherwise might have popped with more life and passion, and therefore made her EP slightly more interesting. As it stands, this EP is something that I wouldn’t skip at a house party, but wouldn’t make it onto my personal playlist, either.

Review by Zoe Toulman
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