Colleen Rennison has the type of voice that makes you speak in cliches or reference artists usually identified by one name.
Whiskey soaked. The Mississippi. Janis. Etta. Those are the easy and overused terms you get any time a big voiced female howls over bluesy riffs, but Colleen’s case, they fit like skinny jeans… or low cut jeans shorts.
More importantly, No Sinner has the chops to support Colleen’s booming voice and warrant lofty comparisons. Sure, No Sinner could be defined by Colleen’s powerhouse vocals, but the band effortlessly delivers authentic sounding gospel, blues, classic rock n’ roll, and vintage R&B.
Let’s be honest; No Sinner could have followed the infectious “Boo Hoo Hoo” with 18-minutes of silence and got few complaints, but surprisingly tender and reflective swayers like “Rise Up” and “That’d Be The Day” prove the band is more than run of the mill, retro rock revivalists.
The high water mark of Boo Hoo Hoo for me is the bbq ready “Call My Name.” A bona fide Pavlovian trigger for Summer, Rennison’s soulful vocals ride the wave of guitar and god damn, if your mouth doesn’t start salivating and get you daydreaming about cold beer and grilled meat, your a better man than me. It’s tailor made for good days and better nights and should be on everyone’s playlist.
I know there’s no shortage of bands trying to fuse soul into classic riffs, but Boo Hoo Hoo succeeds where so many fail. This record is going to be big and No Sinner will be even bigger. Might as well get on board early to avoid the lines.
MP3:: No Sinner – Boo Hoo Hoo