Sunday, 13 September 2015

Single: The Shaker Hymn - Trophy Child

The Shaker Hymn Trophy Child

The Shaker Hymn, 'Trophy Child'

Info: Cork band The Shaker Hymn are on the verge of releasing their second album, Do You Think You're Clever? which is due for release in early 2016. In the lead up they release single 'Trophy Child' and its accompanying video which the band shot themselves; 'It is a soft passing comment on our fascination with distraction, a wry shot at themselves and all around them.' 'Trophy Child' sits in two places at once, there's the bands intended homage to what they describe as the grungier side of glam rock, I'm thinking Slayed meets T.Rex. There's also a striking resemblance to Supergrass' Gaz Coombes in the vocals and the lively chugging guitar and bass as well as drum rhythm, could easily have been found somewhere on one of my favourite 90's albums In It For The Money. 

Browsing through The Shaker Hymn's previous music from their debut album, 2014's Rascal's Antique, throws up more really nice tunes including a live performance of single 'Hunter & The Headman' below. The four-piece are playing upcoming shows at the iconic DeBarra's Folk Club in Clonakilty on the 9th of October, The Bernard Shaw in Dublin on the 29th of October and Mother Jones' Flea Market in Cork on the 31st. 

The Shaker Hymn, 'Hunter & The Headman'

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