ICYMI: Funeral Shakes release new single ‘Love Birds’

The track is the newest tune in the supergroup’s repertoire. 

Funeral Shakes wished the world a very happy Valentine’s Day with their sickly-sweet new video Lovebirds. Their self-titled debut album was released just shortly after via hotly tipped UK independent label, Silent Cult Records.

Funeral Shakes was recorded and produced by Steve Sears (The Hell, Krokodil, Palm Reader) at Titan Studios, Watford. The album combines frenetic punk rock energy with power pop sensibilities, lathered in disdain, with giant hooks, and lung bursting choruses.

Funeral Shakes are a four piece rock n’ roll band from Watford UK, who formed from the ashes of The Smoking Hearts, including founding members Calvin Roffey (bass/vocals) and Simon Barker (guitar). The duo worked tirelessly demoing tracks before embarking out into Watford’s music scene to track down the rest of their band. Funeral Shakes were swiftly joined by Gallows’ drummer Lee Barratt, after a chance meeting at a Metz show; the line up would finally be complete with the addition of Nervus guitarist/vocalist Em Foster.

“When would you ever want to hear a song about people who’ve lived happily ever after? Never! You want to listen to the negative stuff, all wrapped up in a happy tune.” Funeral Shakes’ guitarist Simon Barker is the first to admit that his new band’s self-titled debut album is not for those who bask in the glory of love, but more an ode to the jilted, heartbroken and beaten, who have the sheer will to pick themselves up and carry on. All the best songs are about heartbreak, and these bitter pills are sugar-coated in the best possible way.

You can catch Funeral Shakes live across the UK:
4 April – Cobblestones, Bridgewater
5 April – Red Room, Nottingham
6 April – Sunbird Records, Darwen (Free Entry)
7 April – Broadcast, Glasgow
8 April – Woolpack, Doncaster (Free Entry)
9 April – Night People, Manchester
10 April – Thousand Island, London (Free entry)
11 April – Louisiana, Bristol

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