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I’m always cautious when a band releases two albums just a year apart. EP compilations or live albums notwithstanding, a year just doesn’t really seem like a whole lot of time in between collections of brand new music- particularly for the listeners. Fans will always claim that they want more music from their favorite bands, but sometimes overexposure to an artist, be it through hearing the same single over and over again on the radio, or from just being overwhelmed by too much music all at once, can grow tiresome very quickly. And that’s exactly what my concern when was when I heard that England’s Sharks was already gearing up to release Selfhood, their second LP, just a mere thirteen months after the release of their debut album, No Gods. Has enough time really passed to unleash new music unto the world, or does it come too close to the heels of No Gods and just live in the shadow of its older sibling?
As it turns out, it’s a little from column A, a little from column B.
That isn’t to say that Selfhood is essentially No Gods Part II. As it so happens, while a lot of the songs on this album follow in the same less-punk, more-rock style that Sharks laid-down the foundations for on their debut album, Selfhood also sees Sharks taking that approach and stripping it down even more. The band decided that with this album, they wanted to capture their raw, live element, and they also decided that the only way to truly capture that live feel was to record the album live in the studio, using minimal studio trickery throughout the process. And it shows. The bells and whistles of No Gods are all gone: the layered guitars are brought down to two, and there are no additional musicians contributing backing tracks. Selfhood shows Sharks at their most naked without resorting to being an acoustic album.
Other than changing their approach to recording in the studio, not much else has changed. Tracks like “Bloody Wings”, “The More You Ask, The Less I’m Sure”, and “Grey View”, all capture the band’s ability to write a hook, fitting in with the band’s past catalogue with ease. Guitarist Andrew Bayliss is still laying down rock and roll leads like he’s some sort of hybrid of Mick Jones and Alex Rosamilia, while drummer Sam Lister has locked into a tight groove with newcomer Carl Murrihy (bass), setting down a foundation for Bayliss to go wild over. Front-man James Mattock still sings with a hint of Joe Strummer in his voice, although the influence isn’t nearly as strong as it was in the past, and Mattock begins to come into his own as vocalist during moments like the near spoken bridge of “Gold” or the mid-tempo “Wild One”.
I’ll be honest: during my first listen of Selfhood I wasn’t too impressed, and I was ready to write it off as No Gods, Part II. But with each listen, I began to realize that my hasty opinion was fueled entirely by my uncertainty of band’s releasing albums too close to one another. With Selfhood, Sharks have taken everything that they did on No Gods, and then gutted it to remove all the excess, leaving the band with the only necessary ingredients: the four of them. Sharks may not have found the secret to reinventing rock and roll in the last twelve months, but Selfhood also proves that the band hasn’t quite jumped over some any large, and potentially life-threatening, sea creatures just yet.
UK band, Sharks, have released a new song called “Sunday’s Hand”, from their upcoming album, “Selfhood”. The album is to be released on April 30th on Rise Records. “Selfhood”, the Sharks’ second album, follows “No Gods”, which was released in 2012.
You can listen to the song here.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM (PST) by whiskeytango6
Updated: The music video can now be seen here, with the tracklist.
“Sharks” last released “No Gods” in 2012.
UK band Sharks have announced that they plan to embark on their second headlining tour of the UK at the end of April. They plan to bring along Bleach Blood as support.
You can check out the tour dates here.
Sharks released their last album, No Gods, in March of 2012 on Rise Records. The band has also reportedly finished recording their second album.
“Record is done! Huge thanks to
@lewjohns for smashing it and seeing our vision through. So fucking happy x”
No word on a title or release date for the album, but we’ll keep you posted as that information becomes available.
Sharks released their debut album, No Gods, in March 2012 on Rise Records.
UK punk /rock act Sharks have begun recording a new full-length album.
“Dear adoring and loving Sharks fans, we’re very excited to say that we’ll be heading into the studio on Monday to officially start recording our second album! We’ve been writing and demoing new material for the past couple of months and we can’t wait to finally start tracking it all. We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank The Grammys in advance for awarding us with Album of the Year.”
Sharks released No Gods earlier this year on Rise Records.
UK punk /rock act Sharks have released a music video for their song “Luck”. The song appears on the band’s debut studio album, No Gods.
You can watch “Luck” right here.
Sharks released No Gods earlier this year on Rise Records.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
“We’re heading into the studio tomorrow to record some demos for album number 2!”
Their most recent album No Gods was released on March 20th via Rise Records.
UK punk rock ‘n rollers Sharks have officially announced that a new album is in the works. Releasing as little information as humanly possible, the band states they are “Writing and discussing plans for our new album right now……Its going to be coming around sooner than you think”.
UK punk rock n’ rollers Sharks have announced via Facebook that next week they will be filmed a music video for their song “Luck”. The song comes from the band’s debut album “No Gods.”
Although the video won’t come out for awhile, you can still listen to the song right here.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
UK punk rock n’ rollers, Sharks, are streaming their cover of The National’s song, “Bloodbuzz Ohio,” which the band recorded for their Daytrotter Session.
You can stream the song here.