THE SHAKER HYMN
The Shaker Hymn are a five-piece alternative rock band from Cork, Ireland. Having known each other since childhood, the catalyst for what would become The Shaker Hymn was a two- month American excursion early in 2012. A remarkable road trip ensued, involving acoustic support slots to Chelsea Crowell. It was on this trek that brand new, future-embracing songs were crafted; songs that would shortly enter the repertoire of the fledgling Shaker Hymn.
Following national and local airplay of their first two critically acclaimed singles, the band's debut album, Rascal's Antique, was released in 2014, on the band's own label, Heavy Noids Records.
In late 2015, the band released two new singles of raucous fuzz infused psych-pop to serve as a taster from their forthcoming album ‘Do You Think You’re Clever?’ (released spring 2016). With both tracks already garnering the band local and national radio play & plenty of media acclaim from press and blogs alike they were recently named as "A band to watch out for" by Hot Press Magazine; an opinion further cemented when chosen to perform at Whelan's 'Ones To Watch 2016' Showcase Festival in January 2016, and a lso at Body & Soul in June of the same year.
The Shaker Hymn released their new single ‘Dead Trees’ in September 2017, recorded straight to four-track tape by producer Brendan Fennessy. It’s a speedy follow up to last year’s full-length ‘Do You Think You’re Clever?’, released on the band’s own label Heavy Noids. The release of ‘Dead Trees’ comes after a busy year where the band toured extensively around Ireland with more recent dates in Belgium, while also appearing on the soundtrack to breakout Irish film ‘Handsome Devil’ . The band sound energised on the new track with a full release on the way in 2018.
“Echoing the lazy drawls of ex Stroke’s frontman Julian Casablancas but with a swagger all their own, Shaker Hymn are a band to watch out for next year”— HOTPRESS
“The kind of proud, unashamedly guitar-driven record debut that would once have been pounced on by an enlightened imprint such as Creation or Go! Discs” — Record Collector Magazine (U.K)
“Gorgeous retro British pop-rock” — STEREOGUM (U.K)
“It’s a polished effort, with classic rock echoes of everyone from John Lennon to Richard Ashcroft.” — The Irish Times