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Most recent release, Perfect Tense (2016)
Florence and the Machine, Rainbirds' Katharina Franck
Fallulah is basically Marie Apetri and her band, who do pop rock lead by with Apetri's impressive, empassioned, powerful voice a la Florence and the Machine. Vocalist Marie Apetri sings with verve and a touch of bluesy rasp, and her vocals are certainly the star of the show. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
2010—Sony/RCA—88697 75824 2
Highly recommended for pop fans
Marie Apetri—vocals, backing vocals, tambourine, keyboards, claps, sampling, tom, tambourin, glockenspiel, circuit dialog keys, woodwinds, mini-clarinet, March drum, piano, bells, whistles, magic dripdrop, stomping, bass, ukulele, midi-harp, hairy bongo drums, glass, box with nuts & bolts, marimbo, meows, percussion, toy guitar, melotron, fantasy keys
Morten Segaard Anderson—guitar (1, 12); acoustic guitar, banjo, backing vocals (4); sho-bro guitar (9)
Frodolin; co-produced by Marie Apetri
This is a strong, well-constructed, and varied collection of pop/rock songs, bouncy and catchy from the very first moment. "Hey You" and "I Lay my Head" reminds me so much of Rainbirds and Splashdown, both in overall song structure and the vocals. The song that I can't resist is the poppy, energetic "Bridges" with its tantalizing and strange section where the vocals slide off beat in the middle of the song—it messes with my head (in a good way) each time I hear it. (email@example.com)
Maria Apetri—vocals, drums, keys, claps, thighs, synth bass, melodica, ukulele, toms, marimba, tambourine, Costa Rican steel tin, stomps, drum programming, piano, whistling
A. Wanngren—keys (1, 10-12); omnichord (1); bass (4, 11-13); trumpet (4); trombone (4, 12); guitar (10, 11, 13)
Maria Apetri (1-4, 8-13); The Rural (2); L. Howe (5, 7); J. Bryan (6); T. Nissen (8, 9); J. Parker (10)
More smart alternative pop with slightly different moods and a lot of catchy melodies and choruses. I really love this album. (JoAnn Whetsell)
I love the incredibly catch title track ("Social Club" and "Bob Dylan" are also pretty good), but overall I don't enjoy this album as much as her first two. (JoAnn Whetsell)
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