Reviewed by: Samantha Weinraub
On a personal level, Bleeding Rainbow won me over before even listening to them. There’s something about taking a beloved artifact from childhood, (like television program Reading Rainbow, say) and turning it into something a little darker, edgier, and relevant to adulthood. Even the album art looks as if a child painted the black circles on the cover. It’s a little messy, innocent, abstract- just like life. Most things in adulthood do not retain that glimmering, sparkly sheen from childhood. However, the front woman, Sarah Everto, manages to do just that. Especially on the second track, “Tell Me”. Her sweet vocals preserve a sound of an innocence passed, pitted against darker, moody melodies and backup vocals. The first track, “Time and Place” is a catchy and fast, up-tempo track, fun to listen to. “Start Again” starts out faster and is edgier than its previous track. The male vocals in beginning create a more aggressive and darker sound than some of the others.
“Dead Head” features male and female vocals that blend together really well. The track is very melodic. The voices mesh together sweetly, with fast riffs and drum beats bringing it all together, to keep it rough around the edges and rocking.
“Cut Up” is a fast track reminiscing over a past relationship, not exactly in rose-tinted glasses.
The song “Phase” brings the album a feeling of closure. Even though it’s the last track, it doesn’t mean it’s end. Interrupt deserves many more listens. The band’s sound is a proportional blend of quick beats and blurred, melodic vocals. Interrupt is very reminiscent of the band Rainer Maria, with male and female voices singing together set against fast, rocking instrumentals.