Sadly Nobody Likes a Bully seems
to be more about make-up and eyeshadow than music.
Yes, Sarah is an aesthetically pleasing
individual - as the front cover, back cover, and inner sleeve of
this EP make adamantly clear - but musically speaking, this is more
or less a poppier Sheryl Crow minus the content and
Well, I shouldn't be too harsh.
Producer Dave Cobb has done a lovely job on the lead single,
"I Got You," which matches Hethcoat's vocal spunk with a
startling psychedelic sixties backing track. A swell moment on an
otherwise blasť affair. "I Hate You" is the other kicky track, but
Hethcoat doesn't sell it; the result is pithy and
frustratingly limp. Meanwhile, the EP's latter three tracks fall
into bland ballad territory - somewhere between adequacy and
mediocrity. "A New Day" is respectfully catchy, but even its lush
hooks don't separate Hethcoat from the herd of poppy