Sheafs – Vox Pop

With rebellion in its heart and every senses trespassing riff that it unleashes, Vox Pop is the debut EP from UK outfit Sheafs and we suggest one of the most rousing and truly exciting encounters you will be likely to come across this year.

Formed in 2015, Sheffield hailing Sheafs has certainly teased and tempted attention with their songs and live presence which has seen them support the likes of The Amazons, The Coral, IDLES, and Greta Van Fleet but they have now made a full-blooded demand on scrutiny and recognition with Vox Pop which surely will prove impossible for the masses to ignore. Produced by Dead Nature/Spring King talent Tarek Musa and Jonathan Hucks, the EP pounces on ears from its first breath, its indie rock/pop punk nurtured sounds insatiable in their aggressive virulence and defiant condemnation loaded words “confronting the frustrations of a consumerist world that profits from people’s low self-esteem and self-doubt” a potent incitement.

Thinking Out Loud bursts from EP and speakers first, the track rhythmically pounding out an invitation to which guitars add rich impetus with their inviting grooves. Once a thick bassline joins the enticement, the song was in full control of attention, vocalist Lawrence Feenstra completing the fertile lure with a delivery as striking as the hooks which litter the already irresistible song. The guitars of Chris Goodacre and Charles Mellor spring a web of riffs and melodic wiring, clarity and fuzziness aligning within its irrepressible trap. The song is superb, addiction spilled with every note and syllable as the band’s already proving individual sound leapt upon ears and appetite.

As reinforced by next up World Is Falling Apart, the distinctiveness of Sheafs‘ sound is inescapable though there is something of an Asylums meets Baddies breath to it at times. The EP’s second track shows more restraint in its energy though every aspect is a boisterous incitement from its intoxicating groove to the rhythmic shuffle cast by the bass of Callum Wright and Charlie Eastap’s beats. A psych rock spice wraps each melody and seeps into every atmospheric intimation bred in the open imagination of the quintet as again inherent infectiousness fuels every intensity soaked moment uncaged before the band’s new single Total Vanity erupts. Straight away rhythms and riffs seize the moment, each pounding out audacious virulence incitement as Feenstra’s tones and words spring their own inimitable motivation upon ears and thoughts. The track is raucous splendour, a slice of fearless irresistibility sure to lead fresh hordes to the mutiny of Sheafs.

Shopping equally gripped from its first call, a post punk nagging at the heart of another unapologetically virulent tempting. As with all tracks there is a delicious tempestuousness which boils up in varying degrees but always adds riveting drama and energy to the contagion of in this case consumer exploitation.

With the just as magnificent Care Less bringing the EP to a close, the incendiary track an insatiable infestation of punk bred, dissent soaked rock ‘n’ roll, Vox Pop is an explosion of sound which certainly stopped us in our tracks. New music consistently grabs attention and excites but few things spark real anticipation of major things ahead; Sheafs and their full introduction is one of those rare moments so are you ready?

Vox Pop is out now via Blood Records.

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Pete RingMaster 13/03/2020

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She Drew The Gun – Memories Of The Future

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Fronted by and centred round songs inspired by the real life experiences of Louisa Roach, She Drew The Gun is a proposition easy to get physically and emotionally involved with, especially with debut album Memories Of The Future leading the way. The eleven track release is a romance of evocative sound and insightful word wrapped in the most delicious melodic and harmonic temptation. It is also a collection of songs unafraid to embrace shadows of the heart and life in its often wistful but always mesmeric weave of voice and sound.

The Wirral hailing She Drew The Gun sound lays somewhere between dream pop and folk punk, the former the predominate hue in the project’s unique proposal. It is a sound and certainly style honed by Roach through her early days performing at open mic events and various acoustic shows. The linking up with percussionist Sian Monaghan added another depth and shade to her music which soon after found eager support from Steve Lamacq. With bassist Jack Turner joining up, the trio received an invitation to perform a BBC introducing live session at Maida Vale last year which was backed by numerous acclaimed underground releases, all leading to the creation and unveiling of debut album Memories Of The Future. With the line-up since completed by keyboardist Jenni Kickhefer, a jump to 2016 sees a year looking like being a major event in the emergence of the band led by the release of  the James Skelly (The Coral) recorded album’s and new adventures into the UK live scene, not forgetting that She Drew The Gun has just been announced as winners of the Glasto ‘Emerging Talent’ Competition.

Memories Of The Future opens up with Where I End And You Begin, a gentle swing of a song with fuzzy air and the instantly distinctive tones of Roach enveloping ears with seductive prowess. Harmonies only add to the coxing as rhythms add their slightly darker but no less forceful touch. There is a bit of fellow UK band Horse Party to the song but quickly it shows itself an individual as Kickhefer’s keys lay a tender evocative breeze upon the senses and an imagination already stirred by Roach’s lyrical charm.

art_RingMasterReviewThe excellent start continues with the similarly magnetic Since You Were Not Mine, a siren of melodic and harmonic enslavement from band and Roach. For indefinable reasons, and as its predecessor, there is something familiar about the song but nothing easy to pin down as it has thoughts and body swaying to its poetic waltz before If You Could See takes over charming ears with its slightly darker emotion and more haunted ambience. Spatial yet intimate, the song finds increasing zeal in its gait and catchiness without ever hitting anything beyond second gear, a restraint which bewitches as potently as the wash of melancholic beauty serenading ears.

From its opening rhythmic shuffle Chains has feet in eager movement with hips, increasingly so too as its infectiousness roams the low key but open drama of rhythmic and electronic enterprise as vocal captivation plays. The song is an enslaver of body and appetite, as too the following Pebbles with its acoustic hug where Roach steals attention from the world with voice and guitar. It is a success she constantly repeats as in the jazz and folk scented What Will You Do. It is a glorious enchantment that quickly and increasingly seduces the passions especially with its touch of  creative theatre which reminds of Gabby Young & Other Animals but also in its relaxed but virulent tempting too. The track is just another triumph in an already lofty range of such and joined straight way by Poem where voice and word command attention as around them guitar and keys provide an equally provocative climate; this time Young Marble Giants being sparked as a relatively close hint to its majesty.

A pulsating resonance echoes across the sounds of I Am Not Alone next, the song a hypnotic pop croon as emotive as it is infectiously compelling, whilst the following Be Mine takes ears into another acoustic romance courted by the romance of stringed and key spun shadows aligned to rhythmic drama. Both tracks put a hex on the senses, inciting rapturous smiles in return for their unique endeavours before the rawer tenacity of Pit Pony takes the album into another enjoyable twist of imagination with its Red Blood Shoes tinged pop ‘n’ roll which has the body bouncing and appetite greedier still.

Closing on the warm solemnity of Or So I Thought, voice and keys an emotive ‘psalm’ for the senses, Memories Of The Future leaves ears and pleasure basking. It is a spellbinding collection of tracks bred from songwriting which seems to instinctively connect with the listener. The buzz around She Drew A Gun has been feistily brewing in past months and now it is very easy to see and hear why; with even greater things surely yet to come the way of the band and us.

Memories Of The Future is released April 22nd via Skeleton Key on CD, vinyl, and download across most stores.

Upcoming Live Shows

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24 GLASGOW – The Hug & Pint

26 BRISTOL – The Louisiana

28 LONDON – The Victoria

29 LIVERPOOL – Buyers Club

30 BIRMINGHAM – The Sunflower Lounge

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Pete RingMaster 21/04/2016

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Jimmy & The Revolvers – The Morning Paper

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They do not come along as often as liked but this month sees another single from UK rockers Jimmy & The Revolvers, and just one more track which has the body swinging and pleasure flowing with consummate ease. The Morning Paper is a potently alluring mix of blues and jazz rock with indie and Brit pop which grips ears and feet from its first breath. Previous releases suggested that the Liverpool hailing band was one emerging proposition worth getting excited about, The Morning Paper is a confirmation.

Formed in 2013, Jimmy & the Revolvers quickly stirred attention with debut double A-sided single Aimee’s Song/Frosty. The end of that year saw the release of the Sunday Morning EP, another encounter earning open and increasing praise, and setting up 2014 for even stronger focus the way of the band. Radio play ensued whilst live the band went on to support Ian Skelly (former The Coral) amongst their own flood of successful gigs which included playing Liverpool Sound City. The unveiling of Whistle For My Love only stirred up more keen appetites and awareness that year, the single subsequently picked up for radio airing around the globe. This year has seen the quartet of vocalist/acoustic guitarist Jay Rehm, vocalist/bassist Kurt Riley, electric guitarist Jimmy Moon, and drummer Ash Michael continue to play shows up and down the UK as well as host a monthly club night in their home city. Now it is The Morning Paper poised to push the band into more ears and no doubt in turn, new welcoming hearts.

The song opens on the coaxing strum of Rehm’s guitar, a lure soon joined by the spicier tone of Moon’s strings and the crispy percussive bait laid by Michael. Within a few more breaths, the song is alight with the flames of brass and vibrant energy, a dynamic mix not too far from The Jam. A more relaxed stroll breaks out next but it too is just a moment in the fluid passage of the song; bluesy endeavour and that perpetual fire of brass subsequently entwining with country scented melodies and indie pop enterprise.

The track continues to saunter and leap as its persuasion gets stronger and more irresistible; building a feel good proposal sure to spark feet and hips into action and set a warm glow in emotions. Captivation is inescapable, from the song and the single package which also includes an acoustic live cut of Drink & The Devil Blues, a blues/folk hug as much seeded in nostalgic hues as it is a modern passion.

Produced by Carlo Variola of Ocean Waves Productions, The Morning Paper is one of those sparks that lights up any day, much as most of their songs to date.

The Morning Paper is out now via Ugly Man Records.

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29/11 Manchester Gullivers

04/12 Birmingham Actress and Bishop

05/12 Stockport The Blossoms

19/12 Doncaster awaiting venue name

Pete RingMaster 24/11/2015

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Jimmy & The Revolvers – Whistle For My Love

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Rattling along with revelry in its feet and joyous enterprise in its heart, Whistle For My Love the new single from UK folk n roll band Jimmy & The Revolvers, is virulent contagion at its boisterous best. Fusing folk music and rock ‘n’ roll with a Merseybeat inspiration, the Liverpool quartet has been drawing a potent attention and following with their vibrant sound, something which the new single just might spark into the fullest national spotlight.

Formed in the early part of 2013, Jimmy & the Revolvers consists of vocalist/acoustic guitarist Jay Rehm, vocalist/bassist Kurt Riley, electric guitarist Jimmy Moon, and drummer Ash Michael. The foursome took little time in stirring up strong interest with their debut single in the June of their first year, the AA sided Aimee’s Song/Frosty. The following Sunday Morning EP which was released on New Year’s Eve 2013 triggered a much more potent interest, the band being featured as one of BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson’s Fresh Faves and gaining support slots alongside Ian Skelly (former The Coral). Now Whistle For My Love has its moment to push the band into a wider recognition and it is hard to think of it failing to earn Jimmy & The Revolvers a new wealth of acclaim.

Opening with a keen vocal croon within a melodic caress, thoughts swiftly grab comparisons to the Arctic Monkeys though they are soon driven aside by the unique stroll of jangling chords and hooks aligned to a deliciously broad and throaty bass enterprise. That alone grips the imagination with feet and emotions just as swiftly in tow but it is the glorious flame of brass which completes the heated seduction. The song is insatiable in its infectious devilry, potent spices of funk and reggae hinting their flavoursome additives into the vivacious stroll of summery rejoicing. Thanks to the brass calls there is an additional sultriness to the track which colours further the already boisterous enterprise and adventure of the melody fuelled song and fires up the passions and appetite just that little bit more.

Each summer has a particular track to rejoice to and bask in, a blazing anthem to remember it by, and this year’s, even though it is late in arrival, is without doubt Whistle For My Love.

Whistle For My Love is available now on digital download and Ltd CD Release.

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