By Ljubinko Zivkovic, Rock At Night Amsterdam
Review: Private Lives’ album Hit Record -Release date – July 14, 2023
Ok, when you give your debut album a title like ‘Hit Record’ you are either sure in yourself and know what you’re doing, or going for broke and looking for trouble.
That is exactly the route Montreal quartet Private Lives took, but you might wander, which of the above listed routes they took?
Actually, all four, it seems, because Private Lives are one of those bands that not only dabble, but actually go for that sixties punk/garage sound that can either sound tight and exciting or as ramshackle chaos, but the one that always go for broke.
Luckily for the gal and guys in the band it is the first choice – they know exactly how to create an exciting, fully rocking garage sound and they give it all they got throughout the ten tracks here, channeling it through the latter-day garage heroes (and heroines) like the B52s.
Rock on people!