SHIELD YOUR EYES
Ever-touring and ever-giving Shield em play numbers from their recent album 'Volume 4'. Without doubt this is Shield Your Eyes' finest album to date and with no signs of slowing down their industrious pace of writing. UK's most commonly misunderstood and ill represented underground band; lumped into an imagined post-hardcore and math-rock 'scene' that bears little relation to their sonic horizon; Shield Your Eyes' roots are in a much more organic and native soil. In the vein of the great power trios of the 60's and 70's such as Taste and early-Thin Lizzy, through Mahavishnu Orchestra and Black Sabbath, and taking only the prime cuts of contemporary underground noise-nicks such as Hella and the Warp records output, Shield 'Em strip rock music back to its basics; inventive song writing, astonishing musicianship and plenty of passion in amongst the boogie.
They sound nothing like shellac or miles davis.
Brutally honest and beautifully presented folk songs from the deeeep.
DJs playing leftfield, noise, 70s heavy rock and blistering boogies all night.
Sunday, 15 January 2012
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