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SINGLE REVIEW: ARTIFICIAL AGENT – Attention Whore/Torched

| 17 December 2016 | Reply

SINGLE REVIEW: ARTIFICIAL AGENT – Attention Whore/Torched
Independent
2016
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
8 ½ /10

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In the modern morass of a million derivative bands po-faced and over-earnestly saying ‘look at me’ in their quest for fame and more fame, it’s a breath of fresh air to find a band who are the real deal and do it for the love of the music.

Artificial Agent’s – the Detroit rockers featuring brother Derek and Brad Jendza on vocals and guitar, and rhythm section Mike Elgert and Karl Crafton – two new singles are exactly that – great songs, great playing, great production.

Attention Whore is the lead track here – a so-true-it-hurts commentary on this modern society full of wannabees: apply it to the music industry, politics, reality television, or those annoying chicks taking selfies every two seconds EVERYWHERE, with complete ignorant disregard for anyone else. This may be the most relevant song released all year! Throw in some great guitar work and another excellent passionate vocal and, ladeez n’ gennlemens, we have a winner.

Torched is a simpler, darker track, harking back to Lick It Up-era KISS, from the music through to the vocals, and the lyrics about being pumped up for a big gig, a big night, a big performance of any kind. Check out the funky bass lines too.

What sets Artificial Agent apart isn’t complete originality – it’s the confidence to wear their influences on their sleeves, and adapt them to your own style. They’re influences – not a colour-by-numbers set, after all! Bonus points for remembering how cool it is have a single with a B-side (even if they’re calling it two singles – I’m calling it 2 sides!)

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