Dr. Squish Dr. Squish

Forget the preconceived notion that Dr. Squish are a band that are humorous. No, this Ottawa foursome do nothing more than compose straight up rock’n’roll with a potential vixen on lead vocals singing beautifully. The three guys backing her could use an image makeover so it’s hard to tell how vixen-like the lead singer is. Valentina Cuden vocals are sort of like Tori Amos with a more country twang. Realising she is the real talent in the band, Dr. Squish allow her to take centre stage, and this is the only redeeming value to their debut. Without her, the music is boring and tired. With her the music is bearable. On her own might be best. (Chemical Disguise)