admiral sir cloudesley shovell Don't Hear It...Fear It! (LP, £16.50)label: rise above
Debut full-length by this talked about band, featuring members of UK Stoner/Garage band Gorilla • the Shovell are named after a 17th century English naval commander • Bill Darlington plays drums and is too thin, Louis Comfort-Wiggett plays bass without his glasses falling off and Johnny Gorilla plays guitar and shouts, both loudly • Formed in Hastings, they have been together as a band since 2008 and mates for donkey’s years; their lineage includes more neo-psych, garage, freakbeat and powerpop combos than you could shake a stick at • Guest apperance from the actual Tony McPhee of The Groundhogs • There are people in Catalunya, Spain still recovering from the Shovell’s May 2009 tour • Their 2011 Rise Above 7", Return To Zero/Day After Day, sold out instantly and now commands up to £100 a copy • Their debut long-player will tear your face off and put it back on inside out, using spit. • Limited vinyl edition on heavyweight vinyl featuring stunning sleeve artwork!
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