20 Jan 2015

Introducing Shit & Shine – 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral

We are extremely proud to announce the release of a new Shit & Shine album on Rocket called '54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral.'

You can preorder the the ltd blue/back splatter vinyl from here: Rocket Bandcamp

See what FACT magazine have to say about it: FACT


The press release reads:

Shit And Shine – 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral

Shit and Shine, the mutant brainchild of seasoned transgressor Craig Clouse, have traversed to places that few ordinary bands would dare to venture, and moreover have transcended both genre and sanity in their pursuit of reckless audial endangerment. Taking the repetitive rhythmic drive of krautrock and marrying it to a percussive Butthole Surfers-style strain of acidic intensity. they’ve carved out a unique niche for themselves as one of the most unpredictable, ornery and - occasionally - outright unpleasant outfits in living memory.

Like a robot Can-Necks hybrid in a Phillip K. Dick future, reassembling disco, abstract electronica and noiserock into elegant new shapes, Shit and Shine furrow brows and fry synapses in equal measure. In spite of this new opus boasting a leaner, sleeker attack than that of yore – partly informed by the band’s recent releases on Powell’s Diagonal records - the same sense of gleeful perversity is abundant, and the same twisted humour ingrained in these grotesque and hypnotic grooves.

Where there is rock within ‘54-Synth-Brass 38 Metal Guitar 65 Cathedral’, its essence is morphed and feverishly formulated into extraterrestrial aural landscapes, as on the opening ‘Electric Pony 2’, which lurches forth like Chrome alchemically reassembling the disembodied spirit of Marc Bolan in a scrapyard trash compactor. Elsewhere, spectres of smooth jazz fusion lock horns with the against-the-grain approach of Aphex Twin, circular necro-Necks grooves are beset by demons. and the abstract funk of ‘Love Your Hair-Hope You Win’ locks a Larry Graham-style groove in a vortex of digital disorientation.

Brandishing an intimidating psychic attack and equipped as ever with both nameless menace and savage wit, rarely has a band made sounding so wrong sound so right.

01 Electric Pony 2
02 C2-6
03 Cowboy Hat
04 Goat $Hit (Cd Exclusive Track)
05 Love Your Hair–Hope You Win!
06 Writing Poetry On Your Forehead With The Tip Of A Hunting Knife
07 Egg Mm-Mufin/ Pimp Different

Available on ltd blue/black splatter vinyl, Cd and Download
Release Date: 16 March 2015.

Listen to an edit of a track 'Electric Pony 2' here:
(watch full screen in a darkened room for full impact)