EV­ERY­THING SHOOK Drink­ing About You Self re­lease

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

There are sev­eral rea­sons why Ev­ery­thing Shook stand out in the do­mes­tic ranks and you’ll find many of these de­lin­eated on de­but al­bum Drink­ing About You. They’re a trio with a dis­tinc­tive, idio­syn­cratic lean to their sound and ap­proach, as they seek to un­bun­dle and rethread elec­tronic rock’s of­ten con­ser­va­tive ties with gusto and gump­tion. The mood mu­sic is dark, neo-gothic, des­o­late and blue, a bit­ter­sweet sym­phony which sets up a series of tracks where loops and grooves do their work in a hyp­notic and aus­tere man­ner. Tracks like Bed

Stain and I Got A Gun come with a side-dish of men­ace, the trio’s mono­tonal ap­proach re­mind­ing you that blank stares of­ten house a whirl­wind of emo­tions. There is still some fine-tun­ing needed, and cal­i­brat­ing the ac­tual songcraft, but you can’t fault how this al­bum sets a scene. ev­ery­thing­shook.com

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