SoundBytes: The Straddlerz Rock Up and Down the “Streets of Love”

With the spirits of Joan Jett, Siouxsie Sioux, and Debby Harry flowing through her very being, Linda Filippin leads The Straddlerz down the “Streets of Love” in the Italian/Argentinian rock band’s debut single. With a musical backdrop that pulls from metal, punk, and blues rock, what we’re treated to with The Straddlerz is good ole raucous rock and/or roll with soaring female lead vocals. Loud, rowdy, and sexy… that’s the name of the game here.

The band’s debut album dropped in January, recorded during the pandemic with the band setting up camp together in Italy amidst the global insanity of the past year. The lead single, “Streets of Love” is a great place to start for anyone new to the band. The song evokes the punk rock raucous of CBGBs, while also feeling at home in the collections of metalheads and hard rockers. Metallic, melodic, and upbeat, the rocking track is representative of the band’s fresh and fun sound on their self-titled debut.

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Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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