The Shaker Hymn
“Hunter & The Headman”
Our phrase of the week almost certainly has to be “the only way out is through” when it comes to addressing just how the fudge we and certain other people are expected to even survive this confounded Christmas party season. Based on one email conversation that we’re currently engaged in whilst trying to write this bugger up, and of course the zillions of other bits and bobs cropping up in between, it has seemingly been decided that the best way to combat the steadily-developing sense of alcoholism is to, well, just become an alcoholic. Submit. Cave in. That kinda shit. At least for the remainder of the month, then freak out and detox like every other party-pooped-out chump out there. The fact is that we used to long to be invited to this-party-that-party-the-other-fucking-party mainly because we weren’t invited for quite some time; now that things have substantially changed in that respect we can honestly say that this particular long-standing fantasy has been ruined. That being said, and at risk of backtracking completely, the CAA party yesterday was pretty cool. We saw some peeps we haven’t seen in a bit. We met some cool new peeps. We drank their champagne. We ate their delicious foodie tid-bits. Rumour has it it ended in a bunch of people macking out in the kitchen but we had already slid off to an alternative post-boozing location by this stage where we attempting to sing every Disney film theme tune exclusively using the word “YEAYUH” instead of the preferred/actual lyrical content. Hey, it’s Christmas. Anyway, this hasn’t helped out perpetually-hungover state any. And we seem to have subtle hippy shakes in the mornings nowadays. So on that note, here’s The Shaker Hymn and their unusually-ambitious Track Of The Day Hunter & The Headman. Rob Turnham sent them our way. Again. There isn’t a pattern forming in this respect, more just a consolidated pattern in general. Anyway, let’s talk about the actual band. They are from Cork, which is in Ireland. Presumably this makes them Irish. They released this little number as a single proper around about a month ago and did a bunch of dates in that neck of the worldy-woods to promote it. Which makes sense. Gotta feed the monkey, right? Music-wise, we’ve got flavours of The Strokes, perhaps meshed with elements of Nick Cave and The Walkmen. It’s good. Get involved. And don’t drink too much tonight.
The Shaker Hymn – Hunter & The Headman[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YZFiZP6xv78]