French blues rock singer Veronique Gayot calls herself the wild cat. Her debut album was titled Wildcat (2019), the successor is called Animal. However, her raw vocals have more in common with a tiger than with a cat (and while we use the obvious metaphors: the drums stomp like rhythmic elephants, the guitars screech like well-tuned peacocks). About 30 years ago, similarly gritty voices as Alannah Myles and Melissa Etheridge scored hits with this kind of hard rocking blues songs, in 2021 Veronique Gayot deserves that success too. Watch the video for standout opening track Wicked Shot below, listen to the rest of the album via your favorite streaming service.
Out now on CD and vinyl LP via Grand Cru Records. Add to wantlist: Veronique Gayot