amber carly williams ad

CURRENT ISSUE

DONATE ADVERTISE SUBSCRIBE

Reviewed by Amanda Mills

Moumou Timers: Sugar Hit

Reviewed by Amanda Mills

Moumou Timers: Sugar Hit

Paekakariki may be (as the song says) the land of the tiki, but it is also the stomping ground of Moumou Timers, who have been together for four years, performing when they can. This is their second album and with it they haven’t moved far away from the style established with 2013’s ‘Ti Miti and Beyond’. ‘Sugar Hit’ is wide-ranging bluesy rock, and while it isn’t going to change the world the album is well performed and impassioned. Epic The Raven Spy, the swinging bluesy Carrie and others play to the band’s strengths, while some songs, like the half-hearted reggae All The Troubles and the repetitive Lucy No Brain, could better have been left off. Sacharine sweet it is not, but ‘Sugar Hit’ does pack some punch, with tight performances especially from vocalist Donna Hitchorn and guitarist Mark Te One, who delivers some great solos. Solid overall, it would benefit from a slightly lighter touch.