Tülips Album Rocks
‘Doom and Bloom’ Is a Fresh Riotgaze Debut Album
Tülips’ Doom & Bloom is a fresh riotgaze debut album by a young band fronted by leading ladies Angie Bloom and Taleen Kali, with a serious Sleater-Kinney, Lush, and Kim Gordon vibe. The girls dizzy up “Vertigo,” and the fiery, hand-clapping “Hotspur” is a hot mess, while the plaintive “Wait” chronicles the travails of feckless youth. “Perfect Love” has a Pandoras-esque garage-rock roughness crossbred with Bikini Kill’s riot grrrl greatness — with vivacious vocals, a robust rhythm section, and crackling guitar making for an exquisite ear-gasm. By contrast, the almost quaint “Dream Lover” has a sweet retro ’50s sound, and “Evil Eye” is the perfect blend of The Cramps and PJ Harvey. Ultimately, all of the songs on this album rock, and Tülips is a band in full flower.