The Shaker Hymn & Pale Rivers

Saturday 20th April

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As The Shaker Hymn put the finishing touches to their third full length LP, the Cork based quintet release new single ‘Colour Of The Holy Sun’. Flavoured with George Harrison-esque slide guitars and ‘Beach Boys’ harmonies – it’s a hook laden pop hit that readies the band for stages this summer.

The release of ‘Colour Of The Holy Sun’ comes after a busy year where the band toured extensively around Ireland while also appearing on the soundtrack to breakout Irish film ‘Handsome Devil’.

As a five piece, The Shaker Hymn craft sharp and thoughtful pop songs – reminiscent of the lush and warm guitar music of the late 60’s blended with the cavalier approach of acts like Supergrass and Kurt Vile. Newest single ‘Dead Trees’ is a charming and playful example of the group screwing about with genre to blur where the edges are.

The Shaker Hymn evoke some of the best characteristics of some familiar bands from across the two ponds but there is a lyrical wit and a bite that is distinctly recognisable from their hometown of Cork. Take Trophy Child or Sucking It Out, the deft hooks and acute observations make the listener appreciate at once that a serious band is at work. There is a sense of glamour to proceedings ­fans of Suede’s early work will be enticed by the nonchalant way that Sherlock spits out the lyrics.

Pale Rivers are a five piece alternative, rock/pop band based out of Cork and Tipperary, Ireland. They have spent the last year writing and recording with producer Gavin Glass, and mixer Kieran Lynch(U2, R.E.M, Elvis Costello) working on music that would become their debut releases.

Following the release of their debut single, they began playing their first shows around the country including a slots at Hard Working Class Heroes, Whelans One’s To Watch Festival and Electric Picnic, as well as some high profile supports for acts such as Teleman and The Wedding Present.
2018 will see the release of their debut EP.

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