Dublin vocal electronic trio, Robyn Bromfield, Jessica Kennedy and Áine Stapleton aka Everything Shook are set to release a new album this Friday March 31st entitled Blacking Out, and the album will be launched at the National Concert Hall this Thursday.
Everything Shook’s music has demonstrated form with harmony, synth pop, coldwave, electro and darkwave.
For the album track ‘Too Hot For Me’, the trio have a bit of all of the above going on, on a song that is a bit dreamy and a bit distant. “A spiky love song of sorts,” say the band .”It speaks of the destructive capabilities of love, intimacy and carnal desire, sung with a playful irreverence.
‘You’re too hot for me. I’m too cold for you…’
The nocturnal moody video for the song, directed by Eóin Heaney is premiering here, and is very much a suitable companion for the track:
Too Hot For Me is written and recorded by Everything Shook
Mix by Robyn Bromfield
Final Mix and Master by Stephen Shannon, Experimental Audio
Directed by Eóin Heaney
Performed by Martin Berridge
Director of Photography Luca Truffarelli
Editor Gavin Coleman
Production Assisant Jessica Kennedy
The band recently released a cover of ‘Goodbye Horses’ and have more music on Bandcamp. The trio also recently provided backing vocals on Brighton band Fujiya & Miyagi’s new song ‘Slight Variations’.
About Everything Shook – Blacking Out
Everything Shook’s self-released sophomore album ‘Blacking Out’ offers a dizzying array of layered vocals, analog synths, drum machine and bass guitar that perpetually resynthesize the psychological and mystic problems depicted in their weird tales. The album follows their critically acclaimed self-released debut album ‘Drinking About You’ (2016). Blacking Out is divided into twelve tracks that place the body and soul in playful unease and speaks of a curious and fractured world.
The ethereal beauty of tracks such as Wintering and Stand Ajar tell creepy stories of witchcraft and myth, offering incantations of defiance and struggle. Remastered versions of their recent critically acclaimed singles Horror Show and Three Crows reveal portraits that are compelling, savage and strangely attractive. Wry eulogies from Ballroom of Death and Too Hot For Me are heady and disorienting tales of attachment and decay. Tremblement de Terre (with backing vocals from David Best of Brighton band Fujiya & Miyagi), Time and Money, Mattress, Toy Shitzu and Nice To Meet You are intoxicating tracks full of damage and joy that seek out the potential for pleasure in tragedy. Their stirring cover of Goodbye Horses adds emotional renewal to the transcendent dark wave cult song.
About Everything Shook
Everything Shook is an Irish three-piece electronic band formed in 2012. The group consists of Robyn Bromfield (beats, synths & vocals), Jessica Kennedy (synths & vocals) and Áine Stapleton (bass guitar & vocals). They have been included in Remarkable Women of Dark Wave 2022 WL/WH Italy, Women Who Rocked Golden Plec, and Best Irish Acts The Irish Times. The band write, produce, record and mix their own music with Robyn Bromfield as audio engineer.
Their self-released debut album Drinking About You (2016) wowed critics and international audiences alike – “a trio with a distinctive, idiosyncratic lean to their sound and approach… 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...’ Jim Carroll, The Irish Times, 2016. Their EP Argento Nights is available on 7″ vinyl. The band have played internationally at major music festivals and renowned venues including Electric Picnic (Ireland), Open Ear (Ireland), Hangar supporting Fujiya & Miyagi (Ireland), The Tivoli supporting Goblin (Ireland), Trash Bar (NYC), Cake Shop (NYC), The Social (London), BAM (Belgrade, Serbia), Soma Bookstation (Kosovo), Radio Bar (Albania), Bear in the Woods & Arcadian Field Festival (Ireland). Their immersive live shows are injected with mechanical choreographies, performed by Jessica Kennedy and Áine Stapleton, that intensify the electronic sound environments dictated by synths and Korg DS.
Recent self-released singles include a stirring cover of the transcendent dark wave song Goodbye Horses (2022). This cover follows Everything Shook’s three recent critically acclaimed tracks – Three Crows (2022), Stand Ajar (2020) and Horror Show (2021) – and marks the precursor to the release of their highly anticipated second album in 2023. The band recently featured as backing vocalists on a single Slight Variations (2022) by Brighton-based band Fujiya & Miyagi.
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