What did Modern Men ever do for us? Welcome to the sound of the recession, welcome to The Dead Shores - music for an uprising!
Finally after seven years of recording and playing live, The Dead Shores have released their debut single through Just Good Records.
Modern Men presents a satirical look at the increasing tribe of metro-sexual males who are, according to the band, “always on their sun beds.” The song is just one item from a catalogue of evidence compiled by the band in a damning but hilarious indictment on life in the UK today; covering subjects which have gone largely un-noticed by the largely middle class indie-boy music of recent years.
The Dead Shores are the sound of the recession. They are the sound of the Summer, the Autumn, the Winter and the Spring. They are the sound of the daily grind. They are the sound of the average punter in the street, probably while they’re waiting in the queue for the Jobcentre Plus.
The Dead Shores are Craig Whitfield (vocals), Tony Wilkinson (bass), David Oakes (guitar) and Lee Robinson (drums); four likely Lancashire lads with a tremendous humour and an infectious sound.
The lyrics discuss the misery of every day grafting, consumerism and terrace culture with a dash of working-class wit and edginess. Words are spat out scornfully and cynically, encapsulating the catchiness of a football chant with the urgency of punk. Their music is energetic and addictive; commanding audiences to join in.
Oozing northern cool, these four working lads from Wigan resemble The Farm and Half Man Half Biscuit in both their style and outlook. Regular players on the local circuit, the foursome have also supported The Fall, Babyshambles, The Slits, Tom Hingley and the Lovers, Yeti and The Suzukis.
More info is at www.myspace.com/thdeadshores