The Shaker Hymn

Indie
Cork, County Cork
3970

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.

"Echoing the lazy drawls of ex Stroke's frontman Julian Casablancas but with a swagger all their own, Shaker Hymn are a band to watch out for next year."
- HOTPRESS

"Gorgeous retro British pop-rock"
- STEREOGUM

"Immediately contagious, set to bittersweet pop hymns"
- CLASH

"Big sounds, big ideas, great production and lots of charm"
- LouderThanWar

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