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“This is a fun, lively and uplifting melodic rock record full of quality from a talented songstress with a fine future. DP has taken a collection of modern sounds and meshed them together creating a fairly unique version of commercial rock. whilst her influences are wide ranging, she hasn't cast her net too far which would have sounded disjointed and inconsistent. "Melodic Rock" is a accurate description of the style of music. In terms of comparison musically ans in vocal terms I can hear a little Alanis Morrisette and some Avril Lavigne. Irrespective, DP has a pretty vocal style and I enjoyed her singing and found it often relaxing, even in the upbeat songs. Given she does more than simply sing the songs a lot of credit should be given to her writing, As with the EP. DP produced the album with Mark Dailey who also contributed musically. The production itself is very well handled and gives the songs real life with a nice crispness.”
“you sense with her striking image (a shock of bright pink hair) and the vibrant technical guitar playing that there’s life here for these songs in the live arena. She’s got potential and the prog element added to the modern rock puts her in a field of her own.”
“The album does offer up some interesting moments though such as `Swollen Heart` with its alternative prog like approach and especially on `Everything Short Of Nothing` where it should be shouted out that Dearest Pinkys`s vocal performance is of a very high standard. Overall the album does possess a great production, and at times at certain points there’s maybe a small "Extreme" influence flying around, just take a listen to some of the guitar work on `Hear Me` for instance. There’s even a song penned about the stereotype that "Girls Don’t Play Guitars" in the rather quaintly named `What Did You Expect From A Skirt`, whilst the softer `Smile Upon Me` bounces into the funk laden `Rise Above`. But as I’ve already stated, “oh how I still await that big chorus or something half way memorable”. ‘Blood And Scars’ is concluded with `Blood And Scar Wars` leading into an acoustic rendition of `Bleed Like Mine` with a beautiful backing vocal courtesy of Chelsea Ventura. And”
“Blood and scars’ is sounding quite melodic and combining Progressive Metal riffs with Melodic Poprock/AOR vocal lines/choruses and some groovy Hardrock in the guitar department as well. A song like “Last stop” is a good example of intillegent AOR melodies being mixed with a funky/groovy rock structure and rhythm, while opener “Slip your lie” is a massive sounding heavy Progressive Metal song, with melodies out of the female fronted Euro Gothic Metal The 16 included songs are more or less following the style of these 2 tunes, so I think you’ll get the picture what is going on here. A nice balance several rockstyles can be heard and all together it is an interesting affair, making up a great start for newcomer Lindsay, who certainly has got all it takes to become successful in the music business. Also recommended to fan of ORIANTHI by the way!”
“Do not be misled by the name thinking Dave has gone all poppy, because this rather attractive American girl Dearest Pinky (Lindsay Gardner) together with her pink hair, fronts a band that delivers guitar driven melodic, progressive rock that actually pushes the borders of several genres (AOR and the like). And not only does this Boston lass offer us lead vocals, she also takes care of the rhythm and acoustic guitar, plus all the words and music."”