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Andrew Masseurs - EP Review: She’s So Nasty

19 Sep 2020 // A review by Darryl Baser

Well, being either a PC softy or a bit of a feminist, I didn’t warm to the title track She’s So Nasty, but being a professional I opened my ears and had a listen to Andrew Masseurs’ new EP.

And I’m glad I did. For those of you who can remember, Janet Jackson had a song called Nasty. Well it seems Andrew Masseurs is using the word nasty in that context - i.e. "she’s so nasty, but I like it."

The second track on the four song EP is an instrumental of the title track, with kind of a nice old school touch.

Track three Light is another rocking number. I found a bit tough to describe Masseurs’ sound, but when I left the EP playing as I did dishes, acts like New Zealand’s Weta or Aussie’s INXS came to mind. Andrew Masseurs has a down the line rick sound with high gain rhythm playing chords and guitars which drive his songs along.

The fourth and last song on the EP is Everyone. This is a song which is from the narrator’s point-of-view, and appears to be a relationship, lust, or infatuation song.

This release follows previous success Andrew has had with bands including Ammp. On She’s So Nasty Andrew has ventured out to create his own pop-rock tunes, from the ground up, playing all the instruments on the recordings.

Playing all instruments and also mixing his own tunes makes this a journey of growth and learning. A good solid effort.

Rating: ( 3 / 5 )
 

About Andrew Masseurs

Andrew Masseurs is a solo musician from Wellington, New Zealand.

Andrew was lead singer for the New Zealand band Ammp. Creating an album From The Back of The Sun, with 9 singles and EP This Chaotic Symphony. Andrew was in the 2005 TV2 Play It Strange Documentary Songstar with Mathew Powell featuring their song All I Wanted. Ammp received NZ on Air grants for songs All I Wanted and Ironman and a NZ on Air rebate for Go for Radio Play. Ironman was part of the New Zealand Olympic Challenge official Play It Strange CD 2011. Ammp's song Go was synced in a Vodafone TV Advert and the song Don’t Leave Me Here was in the TV Series Go Girls. Ammp’s songs Let The Sunlight In, Sgt Mayhem and Rabid Creature made the semi finals of the International Songwriting Competition 2011, 2013.

Andrew has ventured out to create his own Pop/Rock tunes that are creative, adventurous and personal. Playing all instruments and also mixing his own tunes it is a journey of growth and learning. Andrews first solo album Origins was released in 2018. With 8 singles released to radio. Deep Sunrise from the album made the Semi Finals of the International Songwriting Competition 2018. Andrew has now released his follow up album Traveller in the Sky. Andrew's songs from the new album made the Semi Finals of The Unsigned Competition 2018 (Set Me Free) and the International Songwriting Competition 2018 (Everyone Wants To Be Your Love and Days They Come Days They Go). Some comments so far... "some of his best work yet" Jacquie Walters, Muzic.net.nz and " could easily be a household name before the end of 2019" Jussrussradio "With Origins, he proved his versatility as an artist, but with Set Me Free, he proved the heights of his talent" AnRFactory.

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Releases

Here I Stand
Year: 2021
Type: EP
She's So Nasty
Year: 2020
Type: EP
Fuzz Bomb
Year: 2020
Type: Album
Stand Up Single EP
Year: 2020
Type: EP
Traveller In The Sky
Year: 2019
Type: Album
Origins
Year: 2018
Type: Album

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