Over the years we’ve seen rock & alternative rock slowly erode into a dumbing down process of overly commercialized, corporate puppet shows. Unfortunately this form of entertainment exists not only in the form of music but also on TV, & Movies as well. Talking to many music fans out there, the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something fresh sounding & something captivating. Give me band that pushes hard via amazing songwriting that isn’t to predictable or old hat.
So across my desk slides the new CD by 2 piece Skittish headed up by guitarist Jeff Noller & vocalist Vonnie Kyle entitled The Perfect Shade of Green. What I heard put a smile on my face, finally an artist that gets it. The Perfect Shade of Green is some of the freshest sounding music I’ve heard in quite some time. This double CD delivers the goods. It’s got substance, quality, consistent songwriting & many other aforementioned items I spoke about. You want rock, you want music that is marketable, & pushes the envelope via a double CD format? Well look no further. This CD covers all the bases delivering solid playing & world class songwriting. It’s got a musical flair that will keep you fully entertained as a listener. Skittish is well positioned here & is set up for success now & down the road. I wouldn’t be surprised if bigger & better things are in store for these 2. What’s even more impressive is how challenging this band is to pigeonhole. They have an original sound that is simply vintage Skittish.
The Perfect Shade of Green by Skittish is a musical breath of fresh air for me & many nother fans out there. It’s definitely worth checking out. It’s a polished sounding musical production from start to finish & is just a blast to listen to. It‘s got it all – great playing, solid writing, & infectious grooves. It’s definitely a musical production that gives us a fresh glimpse of 2 amazing artists from Minnesota. This latest release from Skittish takes us back before everything started sounding like – well like a commercial.
By: Drew Blackwell