All other bands can go home for the day because there’s a new Adebisi Shank song in town…
‘Big Unit’, the first track from the band’s This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank, is a celebratory anthem. The sound of triumph as the band’s press release put it, or to get into it “it’s the sound of the Berlin Wall falling down. It’s the sound of hashtag winning.”
It is a happiness provider.
Adebisi cite ELO, Enya, Mike Oldfield, Pixar animated films, Crash Bandicoot video game and Game of Thrones as inspirations for the new album. Or to go deeper into what the album sounds like, as bassist Vinny says:
“We were trying to make something euphoric and huge, a universe of our own imagination that we could escape into. Our inspirations were more cinematic and fantastical.”
The album was recorded in 2013 in Wexford in a secluded house and we are promised it will feature a dying 8-bit robot’s version of Queen’s “We Are The Champions”, early 90s digital funk dance pop meets contemporary indie rock, cheery ’80s synth pop meets chopping guitars and contributions from one guest only – Leonard Kaye, guitarist Lar’s dad who plays adding accordion to “Turnaround.”
This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank is out August 12th on Sargent House on CD, vinyl and download.
This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank tracklisting
01. World In Harmony
02. Big Unit
04. Mazel Tov
07. Chaos Emeralds
08. Voodoo Vision
09. (trio always)