5 Nov 2018

Soundblab gives Shit & Shine 'Bad Vibes' 9 out of 10

Soundblab gives Shit & Shine 'Bad Vibes' album 9 out of 10:

This is what they say:

Barmy noise rockers, Shit and Shine have always straddled the boundary between the rational and the preposterous in their off-kilter, experimental dance excursions. Sometimes the music is simply a head-fuck, and sometimes they get the funk going like no other existing band. The titleBad Vibes may foretell your listening experience, but it's more likely just another signpost leading you inexorably into Shit and Shine’s trademark universe of musical perversions.

There should be one of those pharmaceutical leaflets in the record sleeve warning buyers of potential side effects. By the time ‘Yeah, I’m on Acid’ reaches its trippy zenith, your mind and the music have become co-naturalized, so resistance is futile. As if the exhortations of ‘yeah I’m on acid, yeah !” and ‘cocaine, yeah, alright !’ aren’t enough subliminal influence, the groove is insistent, and as with all Craig Clouse’s Texan hallucinations, the object is not only to digress into industrial wastelands of alien noise but grab you on a leash and drag you through the musical refuse. Mind and body trawling through decomposition, both literal and musical......

Read the full review: Soundblab