Today we bring you the video premiere for ‘Waters Of Sea Change’ by Ireland’s, The Shaker Hymn.
The Shaker Hymn are a five-piece hailing from Cork, whose upcoming album, Do You Think You’re Clever?, comprises classic songwriting acumen with a 2016 edge. 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.
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, 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 – completed by Caoilian Sherlock (lead vocals/guitar), Robbie Barron (guitar), Donal Linehan (bass), Rory McCarthy (keys) and Shane Murphy (drums) – 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, and the band’s sound was formed. This is the band’s first UK release after garnering a loyal fanbase in Ireland and UK dates are to be announced soon.
Do You Think You’re Clever? is due for release on June 10th and ‘Waters Of Sea Change’ is out now.