Debuted on 6Music this week, the track is rooted in the belief of the healing power of rock ‘n’ roll and comes hot on the heels of their previous critically acclaimed singles, ‘Shoot Me (Baby)’, ‘Freedom’, and ‘Sunkick’, ramping their already enormous soundworld up yet another gear with this David Francolini production. Muscular, smashing drums and a thunderous bass are shot through with lightning-bolt synthesiser hooks and guitars that shift from unhinged punk rock attitude to Dr Dre inspired hip hop motifs, all crowned with Tom Newman’s astonishing vocal performance to deliver their deftly visceral lyrics.
The accompanying video was conceived by the band and filmed by Sam Morgan Moore of Framedogs in the basement crypt of St Emmanuel’s Church, Bristol – the spot where the secretive Cremolla Coven mysteriously spontaneously combusted during a Bacchanalian invocation ceremony in 1642 AD, burning much of the original structure to the ground.
The band follow up last year’s massive autumn UK headline tour with the main support slot for fellow explosive trailblazers Cabbage on their live dates in February. They also play a special warm up show ahead of the tour, headlining the This Feeling Big in 2017 night at Nambucca on Saturday 14th January.
The Shimmer Band support Cabbage on tour for the following dates:
Wed 1st CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach
Thu 2nd LONDON, The Lexington
Fri 3rd SHEFFIELD, Picture House Social Club
Sat 4th LEICESTER, The Cookie
Wed 8th NOTTINGHAM, Bodega Social Club
Thu 9th BIRMINGHAM, Hare And Hounds
Fri 10th LIVERPOOL, EBGBS
Sat 11th MANCHESTER, Gorilla
Wed 15th OXFORD, The Bullingdon Arms
Thu 16th READING, Purple Turtle
Fri 17th SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners Arms
Sat 18th BRISTOL, Thekla
Wed 22nd NEWCASTLE, Think Tank?
Thu 23rd LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Fri 24th SCUNTHORPE, Café Indiependent
Sat 25th GLASGOW, Stereo
The Shimmer Band are: Tom Newman (singer), Willz Hatcher (drums), Tom Smith (guitar/synths), Tom Kuras (bass) and Babsy (guitar).