Hong Kong heavy rockers Bamboo Star made their mark on the music scene in 2016 with their debut EP Broken Hearts And Bleeding Parts. The band have continued in the same vein on their latest effort, No Hard Feelings.
Lead single It’s Just Business kicks off proceedings with a Guns N’ Roses-like onslaught of glam rock guitars, slap-popping bass lines and meaty double-bass drum action.
Ivory Tower (which also comes in a Cantonese version) is a racy number where the band is at their most cohesive with intense instrumental interplay.
Take Another Swing and Movie Star both live up to the tongue-in-cheek hair metal guise that the band have perfected in recent years, with Thin Lizzy and AC/DC-esque riffs dominating the playful, overblown nature of the songs.
The quartet show another side to their personas in Wait For You, where all the theatrics prevail to an earnest, upfront love song, in which frontman Wolf Red croons, “I didn’t think this kind of joy existed, could ever last.”
It may be No Hard Feelings, but there’s plenty of hard rock fury to go around.