What appears to be the coolest kids of Los Angeles’ third release really feels like a first proper one. With Apocalipstick, Cherry Glazerr have given up on writing ridiculous songs about eating grilled cheese, but in reality giving head, and successfully reimagined themselves. And a little magic from producers Joe Chicarelli and Carlos De La Garza certainly helped exhibit the band’s strongest points.
What is also worth noting is the fact that frontwoman Clementine Creevy is the only person left from the original line-up. Sasami Ashworth’s and Tabor Allen’s presence is a fresh breeze and at the same time great addition to the band. Cherry Glazerr in a new form has a lot to offer, as you may guess. Apocalipstick is packed with massive tracks with the intense lead single Told You I’d Be with the Guys at the head. Ballads are also present – Nuclear Bomb, placed at the heart of the record, is in fact the album’s most vulnerable song. But with two reworked tracks (Sip O’ Poison, Nurse Ratched) making the cut, it’s a shame Cherry Glazerr’s most striking single Had Ten Dollaz had been left off.
If 2014’s underproduced Haxel Princess felt a bit shapeless, then Apocalipstick is anything but that. More melodic and more intense, Cherry Glazerr’s Secretly Canadian debut is something that is made to reach a larger audience. And that’s perfectly fine, their newest makes crave for more.4 / 5