THE DRUG EP (Future Records)
~review by Mick Mercer
Finland seems a weird place where bands like Rasmus get to the top of the charts and then it carries on Internationally. Dead Babes, who have the gall to claim to have been inspired by the Alice Copper song ‘Dead Babies’, are another Dark Pop band from Finland, who have enjoyed national success there and have even been the first band to be put on a first class postage stamp there. So the world is now their oyster and with "The Drug" it isn’t hard to see why, because they have a hovering guitar style, and clearly love instilling an adroit change of mood with pauses, plus there is a gently insistent chorus.
They’re like a serious version of Placebo, but the rest of the EP is soft, vacuous crap with simpering keyboards.
Still, when the band fails they can always fall back on being postmen.