Hailing from west Auckland, Violet Highway‘s debut EP has everything you could want from a group of pop-rockin’ westies, and even a touch of bluesy soul for those wanting a little more. The Jacqui Rimmer– (vocals and guitar) fronted trio has an almost ’90s pop rock kind of style, with lots of catchy riffs and lyrics spread throughout to get you grooving. My only frustration with this album is that the guitar tracks are often a little too loud in the mix, making it hard to hear a lot of the bvs and sometimes even Rimmer’s spiky lead vocals. Track three, Desire, would have to be the stand out, telling its story in a bluesy fashion, while keeping your head moving along with the steady bass of Ant Deane, and James Munro’s spacious drumming. Recorded in three different locations (including Soundkard Productions and Capgun Studios), mastering was handled by Reuben Rowntree. If these five tracks are just a try out we should all look foward to seeing Violet Highway growing and improving with time.