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CD REVIEW: ROSE CARLEO – Time Is Now

| 15 April 2015 | Reply

CD REVIEW: ROSE CARLEO – Time Is Now
Independent
27 March 2015
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
9/10

Rose Carleo - Time Is Now cover

The future of Aussie rock n’ roll is looking golden with the release of Rose Carleo’s third album Time Is Now, which is destined to be remembered with the same fondness as the Baby Animals or Screaming Jets debuts: it’s THAT good.

Where Carleo’s last two records were planted strongly in the country music camp, here she has assembled a band of kick arse rockers with serious cred, led by guitarist boyfriend Mick Adkins and his Rogue Sharks bandmates dummer Ben Ashwood and Steve Adkins; and Screaming Jets/Rose Tattoo bassist Paul Woseen.

These guys may do the heavy lifting – with their pedigree, you know the results will impress – but it’s Rose Carleo’s album through and through, and her vocals have the lot: raw and aggressive a la Suze DeMarchi on rockers Ten Years, Don’t Play Me For A Fool and the ladyballs-out Down n’ Dirty; soulful and expressive a la Ann Wilson on the beautifully uplifting Anchor (“I’m not an anchor, I’m a sail”); not afraid to inject a little country rock into proceedings on Between The Rock & The Roll and Pieces, thereby undoubtedly widening the album’s commercial appeal.

Time Is Now is the perfect title for Carleo’s album: she’s found her niche, written a mature and energetic set of songs that deserve a huge audience, and has the band to deliver the goods.

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Shane

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