BlushUK - Sunshine

Wednesday 1st December 2004
BlushUK - Sunshine
BlushUK - Sunshine

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11112-10058
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Andy Cooper

If, like me, you have been following the likes of The Tribe and dba since the early 1990s, you can guess how this CD sounds just by reading the sleeve notes!  The names of Robbie Bronnimann, Matt Wanstall, Tim Owen, George Mhondera, Zarc Porter and Mark pennell all appear, promising a certain level of production quality and song-writing skill.  I would say that this album is ideally suited to much of the target audience: 11-16 year olds, particularly the female kind.  Classy urban pop with a smart (and not over-sexy) image, catchy hooks and groovy beats.  The message that faith and relationship with God is more likely to bring happiness than new clothes and cars is a clear one, and is likely to provide more sense of worth and fulfilment to the listeners.  So at times these four white girls sound like The Tribe, at times like dba, at times like Shine, but they could also be favourably compared to many of today's contemporary pop chart acts (I hesitate to mention Sugababes, Beyonce, Atomic Kitten, but I'm sure you get my drift).  Astute listeners may realise that Blush's production budget is not even close to those just mentioned, but they don't need to rely on all that excessive electronic trickery to make them sound good.  Obviously a talented, well focused group. 

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Reader Comments

Posted by oliver in manchester @ 21:26 on Jun 20 2008

thank you for coming to our school by school i mean altrincham college ma favourite song is u got nothing on me

Posted by bethany willis in cheadle heath @ 10:18 on Mar 17 2007

i love your song sunshine after you come into are school ireally love it i am getting it on cd

Posted by Cat Dyer in Nottingham UK @ 19:46 on Dec 31 2005

Me n ma boyfrend (chris skerrit) both love your music. Keep up the good work.

Posted by scott atherley dorme in manchester uk 8 november @ 19:22 on Nov 8 2005

well done on friday girls just like to say i like all of your music and the dance moves were great me and my mate chris both think that you are great i hope we hear new music from you in the near future best wishes scott xxxx

Posted by Chris Skerritt in Manchester Uk @ 22:46 on Nov 7 2005

Hey Girls, keep up the great work and songs, i love you all, me and my mate scott are your number one fans, and we will be your bodyguards if you want haha, best wishes, chris xxxxx

Posted by stacy in stockport @ 23:36 on Oct 8 2005

hey lolly nic jess and lucy you are all stars and have done so well. pray is a really gud song and so are the rest good luck for the future i will follow you all the way im lovin all ya songs luv ya girls

Posted by Katie in United Kingdom @ 20:25 on Jul 15 2005

This album is really Good, soem tracks like Pray are just real chances to give it up to God then others liek beat we bring just make you want to get up and Dance. The girls are brilliant and really down to earth. They have done so well and am praying for their continued success. If you are into urban pop, with a bit of rap this album is well worth a listen

Posted by Anna @ 15:16 on Jul 4 2005

these girls are so good!
i am lovin this song!

Posted by jess @ 09:43 on Jun 22 2005

hey the girls are ace, album is ace the girls hve done so well in the last yr spring ahrvest was amazing

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