The six track album is of deeper growl than music of theirs previously featured with the crunchy blues chords combining with the off-set rhythm to deliver an approximately eighteen minutes of classic rock.
The third song, I’m Just A Man, is of lighter guitar leverage than much of the LP, though a representative introduction.
Archi Deep And The Monkey Shakers – Photo by Mathieu G’Bamy
Keeping themselves ever busy on the road:
• 18th June – Week End Glisse (Royan)
• 20th June – Private Party
• 25th June – Fête de la Musique (Granzay)
• 9th July – Le Lézard (Château d’Oléron)
• 16th July – Le Kennedy (Angoulème)
• 19th July – Les cabanes (Oléron)
• 21st July – Le Raspoutine (Lyon)
• 22nd July – Festival Dézing (St Jean D’ardières)
• 23rd July – En Terres Brulées (Brûlain)
• 24th July – Le Bonheur (Grand Village)
• 29th July – La Guitoune (Foulerot)
• 5th August – Théatre D’ardoise
• 6th August – Festival Laryrock (Chevanceaux)
• 15th August – Le Cheval Blanc (Nantes)
• 25th August – Entrac’te (niort)
• 15th October – Le Cheval Blanc (Nantes)
– they are able from time to time step back to create recorded music. From the EP – #3 the fourth of the six tracks – I Can See, which has a more rock ‘n’ roll step to it that much of the music previously featured by Archi Deep And The Monkeyshakers.
The penultimate of the six tracks on the LP #3 – Real has a more guttural air to it than much music previously featured as Archi Deep and the Monkeyshakers delivers a track that expresses of isolated emotional fragility.
Archi Deep and the Monkeyshakers – photo credit – Bertrand Lafarge
In their signature style Archi Deep and the Monkeyshakers throw in a mix of ingredients to the last of the six tracks – If Only It Was Sunny, leaving the listener convinced they are listening to a selection of brief tracks, but rather than being an irritation they have the panache to carry off the comic-book delivery and leave the audience with a grin on their face.
This version of If Only It Was Sunny is just under a minute shorter than on #3.