New Artist Of The Day: The Shaker Hymn
The Shaker Hymn are a five-piece hailing from Cork, Ireland. Comprising classic songwriting acumen with a decidedly 2016 edge, the band don’t fit easily into preconceived ideas of genre. Elements of indie pervade and some tracks tilt towards more alternative themes, but the overriding feel of the album is that of pop sensibility. Take Trophy Child or Sucking It Out, the deft hooks make the listener at once appreciate a serious band is at work.
There is a sense of glamour to proceedings – fans of Suede’s early work will be enticed by the nonchalant way that Sherlock spits out the lyrics. But while The Shaker Hymn evoke some of the best characteristics of 90s bands, but this is an intently forward looking outfit whose lyrics reflect a deep romanticism often attributed to Dublin, but hidden away in beautiful Cork, these guys prove it’s a nationwide trait.
The band are friends since childhood, the catalyst for what would become The Shaker Hymn was a two-month American excursion early in 2012. A remarkable road trip ensued, the band’s sound was formed.
This is the band’s first UK release after garnering a loyal fanbase in Ireland. UK dates to be announced.
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