Read what they're saying
about the new CD...
"While PensEyeView.com has featured some mega-acts in the past,
we often feature bands and artists that are working their asses off
to make it – some that are right on the cusp of ridiculously
great things. The Annie Minogue Band is one those acts."
"With the whole world celebrating America, from Obama's
inauguration to the epic Superbowl, it's only fitting that 'Tripping
The Velvet' represents
the best of the USA. This is a good, old fashioned rocking album from
a woman full of sass and attitude and is littered with good musical
Dineen, The Evening Echo Cork
"AMB's endearing release "Tripping The Velvet" is
a moving, heartfelt set of driving acoustic rock tracks. With sweeping
string and guitar counterpoints, the subtlety and agility of Minogue's
songwriting shines through. These passionate tunes are sure to inspire
and enliven audiences and set the tone of romantic and reflective scenes."
- Freeplay Music Newsletter
"The Annie Minogue Band's rock ballad based pop is
indeed worthy of its high profile and with a sorrowful, musical sincerity
and a resounding voice they can surely do no wrong."
- Ant Standring, Glasswerk National
"AMB made my day the minute their agent sent me an e-mail and asked
me to take a listen to their work. I think part of my jaw is still sitting
on the floor of my office, the Annie Minogue Band rocked my socks off!"
- Amanda Richard, Backstage Magazine
a lot to move me and AMB has done just that!"
Managing Editor, The Tub Magazine
"Female fronted rock the way it should sound before
Alanis Morrissette and Avril Lavigne took over the whole music
"Crisp, modern production allows AMB to really shine
on this disc while retaining nuance and spirit. Annie Minogue
is a singer-songwriter on the rise!"
- Freeplay Music Newsletter
"American singer-songwriter rock. More like the sisters
Wilson in Heart, than the country-smelling kind, done by Kathleen
Edwards. FM radio friendly, without being too slick. If you're
Beck or Vonda Shepard, this could very well be your new favorite!"
- Anders Carling, Trots Allt Magazine (Sweden)
"With 'Tripping The Velvet' AMB brings back the good
ol' days of rock".
"Tripping the Velvet despite the fact that it is an independent
CD, sure feels and sounds like a major label release. The music of
AMB is great melodic poprock and there's definitely something of interest
for the AOR/Melodic Rock fans as well. 'Down,' 'Little Bit of Good'
and 'Love Goes Down' inparticular are extremely strong catchy tracks.
Be sure to check out these awesome rockers!"
- Gabor Fabian, Strutter Magazine
"Luckily, 'Tripping the Velvet' contains the lyrics of all
thirteen songs on the inside of the CD. I recommend reading them as
pretty powerful part of the delivery. There is an air of poetry behind
the notes, and the music only compliments the words being relayed. Minogue
herself has a distinct voice. A mix between masculine and feminine, with
a smoky, heavy quality that is rarely found within current female singers.
TTV is also like letting the band's live show into your stereo but it
also has some standout tracks that will end up finding themselves a comfortable
home on radio as well."
- Leah Bachar, DIY Reporter
"The Annie Minogue Band has released a few CD's on their own, but
with their latest, 'Tripping the Velvet,' there is sure to be mounting
industry attention. Minogue and her band deliver rock grown-up style,
along the lines of Melissa Etheridge and the Wilson sisters. A keen sense
of melody and guitar-driven production rival most anything a female-fronted
band has ever released, especially on edgy tracks like 'Black and Blue'
and 'Love Goes Down.' Then there is the powerful 'Down,' a song with
crossover potential that should help Minogue continue the success she
has enjoyed with film and TV placements."
- Mike Farley, Bullz-eye.com
"You could call 'Tripping the Velvet' a step forward or a matured
album, but the only real comparison is one of caterpillars and butterflies;
that which before was simply exceptional is now sublime, and it's almost
an understatement to say that every single song is chartworthy. Wake
up America, you're missing out on an incredible talent!"
Piper, Coffee Films
"The Annie Minogue Band CD 'Tripping The Velvet' hit me hard with their
knock–out rock attitude and gleaming power ballads. A win-win CD to checkout."
- Lynda Dale MacLean, CelebrityCafe.com
"If you don't have Annie's music in your CD collection, you aren't
- Adam Todd, Iconoclast Productions
"Soulful and Sexy, AMB's latest CD Release 'Tripping the Velvet',
is a compilation of A/C Rock that promises to inspire your romantic tendencies,
- Ken Andrews, South Bay Music Awards
"No one who listens to 'Tripping The Velvet' can dispute the fact
that Annie is real; her lyrics are expansive and her vocals are honest
and beautiful, especially on 'Love Goes Down (Part Deux).' In the pop
landscape, where everyone is replicating the same tired sounds, Annie
goes her own way."
- Jimi Jamm, Star 93.3FM
"When I heard the CD I knew this was a true artist that
I could get behind and support, every song was great and the parts were
I'm sure it's destined for massive radio airplay, it deserves that kind
- Derrick Davis, BEHRINGER Americas
"When I first heard the new CD I turned to Annie smiled and said
'This One's Got Some Magic Going On.' Good songs, strong energetic performances,
very well produced and recorded. Annie's vocals are heartfelt and powerful
as usual but she really kicked it up a notch on the new CD. Check out
The Velvet' for a good strong rock listen. Tracks 3 & 4 are two of
my personal favorites but after a couple of listens picking a favorite
becomes harder & harder the whole CD is very strong!"
-George Marino, Sterling Sound
"Powerhouse vocals, knock down hooks, and a sound that's both gutsy
and gleamingly produced."
-Dimitri Ehrlich, Interview Magazine
"On this CD, the Annie Minogue Band has grown into their
own sound!! The songs blend soft pop lyrics with a hard rock music bed
into one of the most entertaining, CDs I have listened to all year!!
- Bob Kinkead, Buddy Lee Attractions
"Annie Minogue follows-up her solo CDs ‘Home’ and ‘Love
Parade’ with ‘Tripping the Velvet’ an expressive rock
hard album with songs that hit you like a ton of bricks."
- Erin P. Capuano, Liliths Child Webzine