Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The Ropes - Be My Gun
The Ropes are a two piece indie group from NYC consisting of vocalist/bassist Sharon Shy and multi-instrumentalist Toppy (known for playing drums with the guitar hanging around his neck. Their forte is to open up lifes confusion's and problem's for debate and clarity.
Be My Gun epitomises this mission, shall we say. The engaging message is delivered in tandem with an infectious ryhthm (this strong ryhthm may be attributable to the fact that much of their work has been produced by Nic Hard of The Bravery) that evokes a slight resemblance to the sound of Garbage back in the day. The Ropes are kind of what The Gossip would sound like minus the flamboyant loudness of Beth Ditto.