Given that its branding and brooding attitude—as captured on the cover—create a punk-rock first impression, Sick of Sarah is something of a surprise. The music is brash and edgy but their delivery is measured—and despite the attitude, it’s a carefully constructed sound that doesn’t stint on hooks, melody and relentless refrains. Like obvious influence Joan Jett, these five young ladies make a statement while demanding to be taken seriously. Abisha Uhl’s vocals are exaggerated yet engaging, her occasional hiccup recalling Sinead O’Connor in full frenzy. Likewise, the songs—in particular “Overexposure” and “Simple Parts”—carry a contagious charm in their catchy choruses and steadfast rhythms.

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