Lamprey This Amsterdam quartet, Bettie Serveert, may have devised a new genre: coffeehouse grunge. Even when the band whips itself into a modest feedback squalor, the… Lamprey This Amsterdam quartet, Bettie Serveert, may have devised a new genre: coffeehouse grunge. Even when the band whips itself into a modest feedback squalor, the… Bettie Serveert Rock
Music Review

Lamprey (1995)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Bettie Serveert; Genre: Rock

This Amsterdam quartet, Bettie Serveert, may have devised a new genre: coffeehouse grunge. Even when the band whips itself into a modest feedback squalor, the songs feel like a diary confessional set to music, thanks to the whispery musings of singer Carol van Dijk. If only there were a tune memorable enough on Lamprey to match ''Kid's Allright,'' the insanely grabby highlight of their '92 debut.B

Originally posted Jan 27, 1995 Published in issue #259 Jan 27, 1995 Order article reprints