Release Date: Sep 19, 2011
Record label: Southern Fried
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock
A couple of years ago I used The Whip as my exemplar for a short piece about how even the most dowdy of contemporary B-list acts is considerably better than Shed Seven. So, um, I must have liked their first album a little bit. They’re back with the follow-up. I like this one a little bit, too ….
It's not rare, at least in the north-east, to see on a guitar shop's pinboard a Musicians Wanted notice which concludes a scattergun list of influences – Nirvana, The Beatles, Rage Against the Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, Staind, and one from Radiohead, Coldplay, and Muse – with the passive-aggressive caveat 'No Time Wasters – Commitment Essential'. Such advertisements barely conceal the narcissistic conviction that the poster of the message is fated to make it, irrespective of the musical style the hypothetical group eventually adopt. Presumably, this approach works occasionally.