• shannon and the clams I Wanna Go Home (CD, £17.75)

    label: 1-2-3-4 Go!

    The sound of a prom band in 1964 getting dosed with acid and having the sweetest lovelorn freak out. Imagine a brawling Etta James, backed up by the 13th Floor Elevators singing Shangri La's tunes. It doesn't sound exactly like that, but imagine it. If I ever get a time machine that's the first thing I'm going to try to get to happen. Shannon has a voice that can go from a sweet girl group croon to a bluesy ballsy growl before you realise you're headed for the floor. This is their debut full length following hot on the heels of the "Hunk Hunt" 7-inch on Weird Hug Records. Recorded by MATTHEW MELTON of the Bare Wires/Snakeflower 2. Do not miss this band live. Seriously. For fans of Thee Oh Sees, Nobunny, King Khan and BBQ Show, and Ginny Arnell.

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