Thursday, April 13, 2017

** PREMIERE ** The Shakers - Banana Tsunami

Credit: Jonjo Rooney

Words: Ellie Ward

With a title like 'Banana Tsunami', the new single from South London rock 'n' roll funksters The Shakers, out this Friday (April 14), rather conjures up a picture of being submerged in a humongous cascading torrent of yellow fruit. With relief, it can be said the title can't be taken literally.

Recorded at Red Bull Studios in London with Louis Fulford-Smith, 'Banana Tsunami', which Little Indie is stoked to be able to premiere ahead of release, is title track from the band's new EP.

Taking The Shakers' signature sound which was first heard on last year's debut EP 'Kiss Tracks', 'Banana Tsunami' mixes in those perennial classic rock n’ roll guitar riffs with an addictive funk-filled bass and vocals, just geared for summer festival stages and singing along to.

The track, say the band is based on a theme they have been wanting to work on: "The song explores the idea that in modern society sexual attitudes sell, no matter what they endorse, and how that idea has undeniably filtered down into culture and into the way that the world acts and presents itself."

The Shakers play The Monarch, Camden on Good Friday, April 14 (free entry).

The Shakers are: Jack Hawkins (vocals, guitar), George Service (guitar), Christian Spruit (guitar), Charlie Gardner (bass), Matthew Wright (drums).

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