REVIEW: Vukovi – ‘Fall Better’ Joe Langham January 22, 2020 Albums 158 REVIEW: Vukovi - 'Fall Better'It’s always refreshing to see a band flex their rebellious nature. VUKOVI are exactly that. Rebellious. They embody the eternal flame of Pop-Punk / Alt-Rock.Originality9Lyrics8Replay Value10Instrumentation9Impact102020-01-229.2Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)0.0It’s always refreshing to see a band flex their rebellious nature. VUKOVI are exactly that. Rebellious. They embody the eternal flame of Pop-Punk / Alt-Rock. Glasgow’s own Janine Shilstone leads out her “beautiful army of weirdos” into 2020 alongside guitarist (and the band’s other half) Hamish Reilly to the euphoric sound of new album “Fall Better”. Janine’s story is that of a woman trapped in someone else’s dream as she auditioned for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of “The Wizard of Oz” in London’s West End. She’d have to summon all of her heart, mind and courage to forge a new path towards the formation of VUKOVI. Fast-forward to 2020 and the band are going from strength to strength along their own yellow brick road. VUKOVI’s music is both melodic and powerful in its own right. Instant classics “Aura”, “C.L.A.U.D.I.A” & “Where Are You” send tingles down the spine with stadium ready anthems. “17359” & “Verify Your Worth” among others allude to the pseudo-modern slavery we endure to societal expectation surrounding self-worth. Woven deeply into VUKOVI’s rich tapestry is their fighting spirit towards life’s often overwhelming hidden battles. Janine’s personal struggles with Thought Action Fusion (form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) are echoed within the majority of “Fall Better”. “I want to be original. I want to be unique. I want to be now,” says Janine. And who can blame her? In a society obsessed with fake Instagram personas, fad diets, and ‘perfect’ lifestyles, its commendable to have the audacity to be different with a sort of fearless swagger that would make Bruce Lee blush. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.