Bullet Height Unleashed Its “No Atonement” At The Whisky A Go-Go Sammi Doll Brings Bullet Height's Live Show To Venerable Sunset Venue
LOS ANGELES, CA- Bullet Height is an electronic rock duo that was formed in Berlin, Germany by Jon Courtney (Pure Reason Revolution) and Sammi Doll (IAMX). While Jon had to remain in Berlin to raise a family, Sammi Doll is based out of Los Angeles, and is bringing the live show States side to get listeners to discover the music from their debut album No Atonement.
I almost left the venue because it was getting late, but thank god I didn’t. Bullet Height was fantastic.
The music was a steady pulse of dark and heavy moods. Industrial electronics echoed as heavy guitar riffs shred. The way the music’s temper immediately crescendoed from acutely tender to a barrage of gloriously brutal sonics at a moment’s notice gave the music a life that was hard to resist. Think Nine In Nails if that band were fronted by a woman.
Each of the players on stage did a solid job. The male vocalist singing in Jon Courtney’s stead did a solid job of giving the music an added edge with the snarling vocals.
But all eyes were on Sammi Doll, and it’s hard not to be caught in her spell. Dressed in a shiny black, S&M ensemble, this petit singer was able to exude both adorable and intimidating qualities. She has been touring with IAMX (and still does), and her experience on the stage was clearly evident. Pulling double duty as the singer and synth player, I never once felt that her multitasking diminished from the emotions and angst that the music called for. Her stage demeanor matched the mood of the melody at every turn, and it was sublime to watch.
“No Atonement” may have been released in 2017 though the Sony affiliated German label Superball Music, but this was my first time hearing their music … but as far as I’m concerned, it’s never too late to get turned on to good music, and Bullet Height’s music is pretty damn good. Their live show is even better. They only have one live show listed as of today (January 12th at Bar Sinister in Los Angeles), and if you have a black ensemble and $10 to spare, I suggest you check them out.