Album Name: Stimulator
Year/Label: 2003 / Independent
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Stimulator’s debut is composed of smart and catchy songs. The bands singer Susan Hyatt previously fronted English rock band Pillbox. Alongside guitarist/producer Geoff Tyson she’s a real force.
Opener “78 Stimulator” sets the trend of irrepressible melodies and joyful pop. There’s real commercial appeal in this band but they have attitude.
“Let’s hook up” sounds like a modern Blondie recording a spy film theme. The chorus is infectious and the tune pretty.
“New Vampire” is an aggressive yet melodic song.
The cover of Olivia Newton John’s “Magic” lives up to its title and is mercifully not ironic. It was included in the film “Ella Enchanted” which hopefully made a lot of people notice the band.
“On top of the world” is atmospheric and grand, again like a film theme. It’s a refreshing and fun debut this,
Posted on September 17, 2004
Listen to track samples
1. 78 Stimulator
2. Feeling Alright
3. Let’s Hook Up
4. How Far Would You Go? (Die For Me)
5. On Top of The World
6. New Vampire
7. In My System
9. Complicated Girl
10. Just Like A Girl
11. My Beautiful Muse