Shark Dentist

The London, England,  grunge quartet Shark Dentist comprises CampbellGradyAndrew and Jamie.

Shark Dentist

Shark Dentist

With only a couple of tracks to hear I have already marked Shark Dentist as sitting on the ‘essential playlist’.

Unfettered by others expectations the quartet tread their own path along territories unknown, that instinctively are on solid ground, as they stomp with abandon across formulaic construction to deliver music of natural proclivity and engagement.

Continual use of lower registers, be it via a vocal that can pitch as a superlative baritone or extensive use of bass, Shark Dentist are able to counterbalance the sub-woofer stretching tones with equally tweeter piercing moments of difference. They do not seek to create through studious contemplation music that has an organic feel, rather through intuitive ability, which is what makes their music so intoxicating. Neither you nor they know what will happen next other than to have confidence it will work.

There is a catharsis in musicians who don’t have to try, which can never be matched by expressions of ‘let’s make a hit song’ and the only sadness of the music business is that those who ‘can’ rarely reap the return they richly deserve as they travel their own route of creativity. Shark Dentist is a prime example of why this site exists and I thank them for adding much value to the world.

I look forward to their future material with a sense of longing and forlorn loneliness, purely, because hasn’t yet arrived.

The only currently available release is the two track single – Cut Myself Shaving which can be purchased on bandcamp.

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Galvarino

Galvarino from Los Angeles in the USA is the rock trio of Grady (Guitar / Vocals), Dusty (Bass) and Jack (Drums).

Galvarino - photo by Chris Knific

Galvarino – photo by Chris Knific

The way to get the best out of Galvarino is to set your speakers as high as they will go – kick them to get an extra boost as the scrummaging sounds of the trio scamper around the room.


Fusing brash percussion and bass with festering guitars Galvarino find the audience quickly caught up in movement as rock-a-billy meets heavy duty 1980’s British Rock fused with Americana, yet it doesn’t sound like a retrospective step backwards, rather a refreshing tumult of well worn leather jacket and newly minted frolics. The trio is able to invest into the audience a sense of togetherness in a whirl-wind of rock-n-roll.

The band has languished behind their ability since inception a couple of years ago as they have concentrated on local live performance, sadly neglecting the wider audience, which has perhaps held them back. Of positive news I am led to understand that plans are afoot for an LP later this year which may give those of us not in Los Angeles an opportunity to hear more.

Once I have additions to report – be assured I will let you know as I do enjoy Galvarino and am sure you will too.

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