Interview With La Shark
INTELLIGENTLY ANARCHIC, PANDEMONIUM-FUELLED AND RIGHTLY WONKY
A product of down south somewhere, via Egypt, Paris and up North somewhere (the Lake District), La Shark have toured around the world with the likes of The Maccabees and Mumford & Sons. They have released two singles to date and their next (Magazine Cover – video below) will be released on 28 November. A slice of genial wonk-pop, the lead track sees the band creating some of their most infectious, off-kilter melodies to date. If you imagine rubbery rhythms bending around incisive self-analysis and pure pop pandemonium then you’re inching closer to realising that it’s a bouncy and catchy wall of sound that you’ll want to drive your ears repeatedly into.
Based on the quality of this release it should come as no surprise that the band have already racked up an impressive number of accolades in their time together. With their previous singles receiving huge support from alternative radio stations and rave reviews from mainstream periodicals, La Shark’s star would seem to be in the ascension. The last few years have been nothing short of a whirlwind adventure for the band; challenging the pretentions of a knackered music industry, penning unique and beautiful pop music and establishing their reputation as one of Britain’s most promising live acts. Christ on a dyke. I feel knackered just talking about it.
The band are currently working on their debut long-player but until that drops like a metaphorical bar of soap in the prison shower you can download I Know What You Did Last Summer here for the usual price of nada. La bargain de jour, surely.