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DS Exclusive: Great Shakes premiere S/T LP

A few weeks ago Dying Scene rolled out a “new band intro” for these super-tight-sounding Dutch cats in Great Shakes. You may recall there are also members in the band from the sovereign state of Belgium, and now thanks to writing for Dying Scene I know those countries are right next to each other. In my defense, though, I do live in Texas, so I only have to know where Texas is, because everywhere else is too far away – but punk rock transcends geographical boundaries and personal projections in ways that amaze me more and more with each new encounter. Great Shakes is no different. They hit the nail on the head with an epic self-titled LP and I’m proud as a kitten tiptoeing a booby-trap to premiere it for you today.

Great Shakes LP is full of familiar and relatable themes: four best buds groping at the seems of tragic existence through relationship struggles and the aether of existential dread, the importance of a good friend, finding lasting companionship and living on for better days. It’s pop punk mixed with a California rock and roll sound, heavily influenced by Hot Water Music and Social D, a little bit of the East Coast (America) like Bouncing Souls, and there ya’ go we’ve just gone off the map. Really, what it is – Great Shakes – It’s new. It’s catchy and really good, and I think you’re going to like it.

Great Shakes’ self-titled album is their debut on the world. It releases October 25 on Shield Recordings and you can pre-order a digital copy here. Stream the early premiere ahead of time, exclusively below. Cheers scenesters! 



Introducing Punk ‘n Roll act: Great Shakes

Great Shakes might be comprised of members from Netherlands and Belgium but if I hadn’t read that on their FB page I would have guessed the foursome hailed from New Jersey or Gainesville. From the harmonica on “Get A Little Closer” to the wistful chorus of “Summertime Alone” I’d peg these guys for an Americana punk act with influences ranging from Hot Water Music to Dave Hause. This isn’t the usual uninspired skate punk band you might be getting used to seeing pop out of Europe in recent years. This is soulful, rubber meets the road, punk rock with heart. The band will be releasing a self-titled full-length via Shield Recordings in October and you can get a taste of what’s to come by streaming a few of the tracks ahead of the release below.



Sweet Empire release video for “The Hunter”

Dutch punk rock act Sweet Empire released their new album A New Cycle earlier this month via Shield Recordings (the follow up to their 2014 full-length, Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us.)

They’ve now released a video for a track from it, “The Hunter”, a track about trophy hunting. Have a watch below.



Sweet Empire release new LP “A New Cycle”

Dutch punk rock act Sweet Empire have released their new album. A New Cycle is out today (April 1st) via Shield Recordings and is the follow up to their 2014 full-length, Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us.

Have a listen below – and order it from the band’s Bandcamp.



Sweet Empire (Punk, Holland) Announce Album “A New Cycle”, Stream Two Teaser Tracks

Dutch punk rock act Sweet Empire will have a new record out next month. A New Cycle will drop on April 1 via Shield Recordings.

To get you in the mood for the new record, Sweet Empire have put out two tracks from the effort a month early. You can check out “Thoughts and Prayers” and “V.K.T” below.

The previous release from Sweet Empire was the 2014 full-length, Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us.



Irish Handcuffs (melodic) streaming track off new album “Comfort In Distraction”

German melodic punks Irish Handcuffs are streaming the track “Said and Done” off of their new album Comfort In Distraction. The album was released June 1st through Shield Recordings.

You can give the new song a listen below.

This is the first new music released by the German punks since the 2016 split with No Weather Talks.  



Useless ID (punk) and Tarakany! streaming new split “Among Other Zeros and Ones”

Israeli punk legends Useless ID and Russian veterans Tarakany! have joined forces to release a pretty stellar split titled Among Other Zeros and Ones. Featuring three songs from each band as well as a collaborative track between the two bands and is being released through Netherlands based Shield Recordings.

Give the split a listen below.

Useless ID just released a split earlier this year with Topsy Turvy. Tarakany! appears to have been pretty busy (I don’t speak Russian, or read it) but so far as I can tell they released a pretty wicked album just last year.



Dowzer premiere video for ‘Broken Record’

Dutch pop punks Dowzer have premiered a brand new video for their song ‘Broken Record’. The track was taken from the band’s latest LP “So Much For Silver Linings” that came out earlier this year on Umlaut Records (UK), Shield Recordings (EU)  Waterslide Records (JP).

Head down below to watch the video for ‘Broken Record’.



The Real Danger (melodic punk, Holland) Announce New Self-Titled Demo

Dutch melodic punks The Real Danger have announced that their self-titled demo EP will be released on December 1 via Shield Recordings. To wet fans’ appetites for the record, the band have allowed them to stream the first track from it. Entitled “Safe”, you can check it out below whilst you wait for the full EP release next month.



Lotus (Belgian hardcore) premiere video for “The Plea” off their upcoming album “The Road to Calvary”

Belgium’s hardcore hardcorers LOTUS have announced their new album, “The Road to Calvary” will be released on December 9th. For those of you who only speak Hardcore, that’s “XxXThexRoadxtoxCalvaryXxXxxxXXxxxXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.”

In the meantime, they’ve premiered their video for a single off the album, “The Plea,” which you can check out below.



Hard-Ons announce split with Not Scientists, European tour dates

Australian punks, Hard-Ons, will release a split 7-inch with French pop-punk quartet Not Scientists in support of their upcoming European tour.

You can pre-order the split here and view the tour dates below.

The split will be released on October 14, 2017 through Shield Recordings. Not Scientists released Leave Stickers On Our Graves Maxi Edition in 2016. Hard-Ons released Peel me like a Egg in 2014.



Dowzer (pop-punk, NL) release video for “Hindsight Bias Blues”

Dutch pop-punk quartet Dowzer have released a video for new song “Hindsight Bias Blues”. The track is taken from upcoming LP “So Much For Silver Linings”  due out on September 22nd, out on Umlaut Records (UK), Shield Recordings (EU)  Waterslide Records (JP) and on cassette via Trilob Records

You can watch the video below.



LOTUS (hardcore) stream new EP “The Blade”

Belgian underground heroes LOTUS have released their new EP, The Blade, which features the title track along with the song “The Reappropriation.”

You can give it a listen below.

The Blade was released on June 15th via Shield Recordings.



Harsh Realms release music video for “Striking Distance”

Dutch punks Harsh Realms have released a wacky new music video for the song “Striking Distance” off their most recent release, a split 7″ with Coma Commander. The split serves as the bands the first release since 2014’s “Polp”.

The video features a giant skateboarding fox, who may or may not have a drinking problem among other things, check it out here.



DS EXCLUSIVE: Coma Commander and Harsh Realms stream split EP

Hope you all have room for one more big fat easter egg. We are very excited to debut the new Coma Commander / Harsh Realms split EP. This tasty treat will be out on a 7″ black + red vinyl via Lost Youth Records and Shield Recordings.

The EP has two release dates. On 26th of April the guys are hitting Harsh Realms’ home town Breda in The Netherlands. The Belgium release date is set for the 20th of May when the bands play Rockselaar festival.

Check out this cracker in full below.