The Ettes, a Nashville-based trio are bringing back garage rock with their instantly alluring The Runaways-style sound. Front woman Coco Hames styles a sing-talk like approach to her vocals to follow the primarily guitar driven music. This is no small band with their support from The Black Keys, Kings of Leon and The Dead Weather, all of which they opened for during tours. There is merit to my article’s promise of a reoccurrence of a strong, primarily female band that female musicians like myself can look up to!
Their latest album Wicked Will, which was released in 2011, gives off a combination of control and recklessness all at once. With their rhythmic guitar tunes and and fairly simple melodies the band confines their music to a certain rock genre that emulates love toward Jack White fans. However, they quickly break those confines with their lyrics and harsh vocals that channels their emotions, often of rage, to a decidedly effective melody that sticks inside your head.
Like glitter on your skin, it’s something beautiful, a statement even, but it will take a lot of cleaning up to get off. These girls are not afraid to get dirty and tell you what they think, no matter the consequence. If this Nashville rock band seems to be calling you become their new best friend and check out Wicked Will. However, my personal favorite goes to “Take It With You” from their album Do You Want Power. If you’d like even more information on this band you can check out SPIN Magazine’s article on them titled “5 Hot Nashville Bands You Need to Hear Now.”