ADE­BISI SHANK

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This Is the Third Al­bum of a Band Called Ade­bisi Shank

Sar­gent House Sev­eral sec­onds into the open­ing track, World in Har­mony (imag­ine An­drew WK wrestling Daft Punk – and win­ning), it’s clear that no one else sounds quite like Ade­bisi Shank. The Wex­ford trio’s ever-broad­en­ing pal­ette of in­flu­ences (Van­ge­lis, Bat­tles, Lone, Queen) are crammed into an at­ten­tion­d­eficit-friendly 36 min­utes. Among the may­hem are guitar lines that verge on trad (Chaos Emer­alds) and a guest slot from gui­tarist/vo­cal­ist Lar Kaye’s ac­cor­dion-play­ing fa­ther (Turn­around). Twist­ing with right an­gles and left hooks, the robot funk of Mazel Tov and diced-up rave on Sen­sa­tion crys­tallise the al­bum’s eu­phoric heart and dis­re­gard for genre la­bels. Is it clas­sic rock from Mars? Pop mu­sic for Smurfs? De­cide for your­self. ade­bi­sis­hank.com

Down­load: Mazel Tov, Sen­sa­tion

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