Monday, 7 October 2013

THE #1S - SINGLE REVIEW

The #1s - Sharon Shouldn't (Alien Snatch/Sorry State) 
The #1s - Sharon Shouldn't

Release Date: 4th October 2013

Dublin quartet The #1s are something of a super-group, featuring members of Cheap Freaks, Strong Boys, The Pacifics and Cian Nugent & The Cosmos. What's even more pressing is that their music is some kind of super too. Latest single, 'Sharon Shouldn't' is two and a half minutes of rambly, shambly rock'n'roll fun that takes in the Strokes' earlier stuff, the View, Stages Of Dan and a hat full of 90s Indie bands that I loved for about 3 months each because the NME/Melody Maker told me to. The half shouted/half sung vocals battle with the jangly, trashy guitars and bouncy bass to keep up with the furious drumming in what is hopefully a sign of more to come. Also, bonus points for getting the name Sharon in to a song. Kudos.


Live Dates:
14th October - Whelan's, Dublin w/Parquet Courts
25th October - Molloy & Dowling Opticians, Dublin (early show)

25th October - Whelan's, Dublin w/Exploding Eyes

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