We’re inspired by bands like The Bronx, DFA1979, Jesus Lizard, The Melvins, Shellac, QOTSA, etc and we’re gonna keep working on our sound and making some new recordings in the new year, if you want to catch us live, keep an eye on our facebook group that lists all of our events.
Excuse the unusual post title, but this is something I’ve excitedly meant to write a blog post about for a couple of weeks now since discovering this fantastic band Adebisi Shank, via a mix of rock-sound.tv and Spotify wanderings. Imagine a fantastic blend of Battles, Chrome Hoof, The Advantage and.. well I struggle at this point because I can’t think of more references that adequately describe this Irish Punk/Electro/Rock band ‘Adebisi Shank’.
Its something that I always look out for in a band and Adebisi Shank have it in droves – Riffs. Yeah I capitalised in there because its missing from so much modern rock, and why many rock fans return to classic rock for kicks. Just take a spin of Machine Head by Deep Purple and there it is, a wall of fantastic, driving, groove laden (fuck I sound like Tommy Vance now) riffs that stick in your head, and that’s just one part of what I loved about the latest album from these guys – their second not including an EP in case you wondered.
Called unassumingly ‘This is the second album by a band called Adebisi Shank’ – I enjoyed the subtle sense of humour these guys have and immediately sought out the first and second full length offerings upon hearing them on Spotify (Adebisi Shank) and you should too – hey you could even do it as you read me ramble on? great idea right? sweet.
Anyway as I was saying what you’ll hear is a great progression from a punk band with fantastic instrumental structures that equals far more than the sum of its math-rock parts to a band that has evolved into electro territory with more programming, effects and challenging (for you! listener!) parts in the second album – this is another example of a band that works hard and is out there creating music neither you nor they have heard before – and there’s far too much of that effort bereft dullard shit going on in the world – for more information, wiki ‘Scouting for Girls’. Then realise you’ve let yourself down by even typing that in.
Adebisi Shank on BandCamp.com – http://adebisishank.bandcamp.com/
Massive props to Darryl for finding this one during far too many click throughs on forums.. Potentially the most awesomest guitar ever conceived of in a number of ludicrous ways – its an ESP custom shop job as you might expect, but this time they went all out!
Taken from the bmusic.com.au blog where we found this – “It was custom made for the Alfee’s guitar player Takamizawa. This is an awesome one of a kind guitar. The Alfee is one of the biggest rock acts in Japan and Takamizawa is well known for his Angel and other Gothic themed guitars”.
If, like me, you’re new to the world of guitar pedal modifications, or want to design your own pedals without having to unsolder many many circuits as you mess around, then MAKE blog have highlighted a very cool guitar pedal prototyping board made by a company called Beavis Audio Research.
Called the Beavis Board it allows you to try out potential creations without any fuss or mess, check it out!
Also, read the article from MAKE here..