Friday, 17 June 2011
Poor old question mark. With bands such as Therapy? and Why? achieving prominence in the 90's, it was loving life. Having a ball. But since the turn of the century, its grave nemesis, exclamation mark, has been hogging the limelight. Panic! At The Disco, The Go! Team, Holy Ghost!, hell even '!!!' (pronounced chk-chk-chk....of course). But question mark can hold its head high with its recent representation, Brooklyn's Shark?.
So with the name waffle out of the way, what do these chaps sound like? Well, they are very much a mix of Garage Rock and Post-Punk in equal measure. Two unusal genres to splice, but I think thats why it's such an effective sound. The influences are clear to hear - Sonic Youth, Joy Division, The Pixies, and a healthy dose of Interpol's Paul Banks in front man [insert name here]'s vocals, yet nothing sounds contrived.
Get your ears around a couple of their track below, and if what you hear pleases you head on over to their Bandcamp page where you can pick up debut album True Waste.
Shark? - Down Low
Shark? - Shark?