Sinner - Showbizheroes Single Review
Boasting a delightfully demented PR blurb Essex's Showbizheroes promise to 'strip away the bulls**t, deliver more hits than Ike Turner and an album with more little beauties than a Miss Essex contest', and after selling sexual favours in exchange for success failed they're now trying the traditional route to stardom. Quite. With cocksure bravado and a glitzy moniker to boot you'd expect them to resemble Lady Gaga fronting the Darkness on a Freddie Mercury tribute album. Nope, it quickly becomes clear tongue is firmly in cheek as they're about as showbiz as an agoraphobic Eskimo.
'Sinner' delivers darkly dramatic indie similar to early Muse as an eerie six string rhythm is doubled by an ominous bass, bringing the listener on a sinister stroll through dimly lit streets with an air of moonlight menace all around. Sci-fi electonics weave in and out like passing headlights before the band replicate the melodic angst of Mansun's 'Attack of the Grey Lantern' album as the chorus bursts free and shoots for the stars. It's a promising start even if budgetary constrictions make it a tad rough round the edges production wise. Downloaded the song as part of a free EP at www.showbizheroes.com.