Today’s new music spotlight is on Louis And The Shakes.
Line-up: Louis Antoniou (vocals/guitar), Jamie Lawson (backing vocals/guitar), Will Finnerty (bass) and Manny O’Donnell (drums)
About: Picture Alex Turner riding horseback in a Spaghetti Western – with hard-hitting Tarantino like riffs and a rousing cinematic visual spectacle to the songwriting. Louis’s ceaselessly imaginative lyrics unfold tongue-in-cheek tales of despair and heartbreak over their self-described “Indie Western Rock” backdrop, transporting you through a dizzying, euphoric novella, drunk on American influences.
What Hidden Herd say: Louis And The Shakes make an evocative sound – like a bequiffed Arctic Monkeys if they were holed up in a secluded Californian desert studio with nothing but 50s records and classic Western flicks for company. There’s more than a hint of Turner & Co about brand new single ‘Blame’ too – a woozy slice of sun-drenched jangle-pop that croons and swoons. Tune in below.
For fans of: Arctic Monkeys, Alexandra Savior, The Black Keys
Friday 13th September – Manchester @ Jimmy’s
Saturday 14th September – London @ Sebright Arms
Saturday 21st September – Nottingham @ The Golden Fleece
Saturday 28th September – London @ Hackney Brewery Church
Thursday 3rd October – Watford @ O’Neill’s
Saturday 5th October – Amersham @ Mad Squirrel
Saturday 2nd November – Sheffield @ Cafe Totem
Latest track: ‘Blame’