Monday, 1 February 2010

2010 Who's Who: The Shimmer

Surfacing from the dark subterranean-like abyss that is... Isle Of Sheppey, Kent are the next band in our 2010 Who's Who series The Shimmer.

Comprised of sibling duo David and Jade Hanks, they channel the sounds and influence of Devo, The Human League and Suicide and it's David's unconventional yet instantly recognisable vocal in particular that really draws my attention.

Now, your average band may work on an early session in a dark, dingy and decrepit studio in the basement of some crack den that a friend of a friend let them use for a tenner, or if they're really lucky they might be able to hook up with some bedroom whizz-kid living off of premature inheritance.

Not The Shimmer though, they like to do things a little differently. They've just finished up recording with ex-Clor mastermind Luke Smith (the heir to the Paul Epworth throne?) in a Napoleonic fort. Seriously, a fort.

No Suprise At All is an unmixed/unmastered snippet of things to come. Having had the privilege of hearing some of their more polished and preened material and the fact that they have a debut single already in the pipeline (on the constantly mercurial Hit Club); I'm in no doubt that The Shimmer are going to have a serious impact in the not so distant future.

The Shimmer - No Suprise At All (stream only)

Bookmark and Share

0 Voicemails: