The Superstitions Honey in the Lion's Ear

The Superstitions Honey in the Lion's Ear
If you feel like you've accomplished little to nothing in your life, you'd probably do you well to avoid the Superstitions - they'd only make things worse. Barely out of their teens, this Toronto quartet have already mastered the art of rock'n'rolling; it's apparent that they spent their formative years spinning and studying their parents' (errr, possibly grandparents') dirty garage and classic soul records. Yet it's unfair to focus on the band's collective age; they shouldn't be defined by their years, as they're certainly no novelty act. The musicianship is polished, controlled and imaginative, while Nyssa Rosaleen's vocals are a devastating force of nature. Combining the sweetness of honey and the fierceness of a lioness as she does, might Rosaleen be the long-awaited second coming of Shocking Blue's Mariska Veres? We can only hope. (Independent)