The Scottish rock’n’roll quartet, Shambolics, released the single Chasing A Disaster on the 5th.
Transporting the listener from the Eastern coast of Scotland to the South Western coast of the USA in Chasing A Disaster; Shambolics take the listener to a Californian retro-surf ride.
A bleeding guitar slips out of the speakers to the accompaniment of a ferris-wheel percussion as the pulsing bass rotates through the ears while a laid-back vocal shimmers, akin to a brightly sunlight cloud floating high in the sky, leaving the listener pondering of time on the beach on a warm summers day.
There is nothing to do other than skim out to sea, to catch the coasters.
The Scottish rock ‘n’ roll band Shambolics are due to release the single Love Collides next month.
The clarity of delivery gives Shambolics a snappy beat that the moment the sounds flow in to the room the listener finds themselves joining in with the joy of it all.
First looked at back in August of least year; in Love Collides, Shambolics, deliver similar zestiness that covers the listener in a refreshing tangy sharpness though have, in the three minutes and fifty seconds of the song, marginally softened the sound giving the piece a more rounded moulding within which they find themselves space to add a subtlety from which they are able to deliver a track layered in textures.
I was enthusiastic when they were first featured I am even more enamoured now and do suggest keeping an ear out for Shambolics: A band, if there is any justice in the music industry, you will hear much more of them in the near future.
Now reaching the thick end of the New Year Ninety 2017 chart – in to the top twenty countdown from 20 to 11.
I would like to make a special reference to my co-founding partner – Julie Norbury – of the original site in the last decade – who died in 2011 – as always my inspiration for keeping writing music reviews.
Formed towards the end of last year Shambolics are beginning to establish themselves on the live circuit and have made a couple of tracks available for those of us further afield and given by the out-put so far is a band who deserve to quickly establish wider recognition.
Their most recent track to surface – When She Goes Home is an acerbic quip against social lemmings leaping off cliffs simply because that is what everyone else does. A well measured pace allows Shambolics to showcase each element of the band in a track that flirts with Merseybeat, ’90s Britpop and rock-a-billy amongst others whilst stamping its own identity that resonates of the late ’10s.
The lilting yet subtle drums keep legs tapping in time, while the guitar is given space to drift from shoegazey psychedelia to sparkling blues-rock with the bass keeping a reign on any extravagance as the superbly delivered vocal which includes some finely judged sections of close-harmonies provides the context and all together the various parts gives When She Goes Home a mesmeric sound that needs an immediate hit of the replay button.
I look forward to hearing much more of Shambolics in short order.