Valley Run Enthusiasts, Shifty Chicken Shed, the originators of "Charity Shop Pop" launch their debut album TOWN, on 29th June 2013 on their record label Moron.
In three years they have moved on from freeby back of the pub gigs to supporting The Blockheads and most recently live sessions on UK radio and airplay from North Carolina to California. A USA tour beckons next year.
This bunch of cottage artisans in a bungalow bring their DIY approach to music into the public domain.
TOWN, a collection of rythym and blues rooted, psychadelic stories of market town wibble wobble is indeed unique.
Lyrics are inspired in various pubs from Llanrhaeadr to Llansanffraid, Sellatyn to Oswestry whilst enjoying a handful of pints on a sunny afternoon.
The opening track, Shropington LaD reminds us of Funkadelic with a twisted take on The Pet Shop Boys, West End Girls.
Dominoes proves their songwriting and musical harmonies are more than just charity shop. Melacholy, country and easy on the ear, with double meaning lyrics.
Needed in Gobowen, SCS' only instrumental hints of Booker T's green onions whilst feeling quezy. The bass line is so dirty you'll want to wash your hair after listening to it!
Ten tracks in all, vivd of colour, lumpy in landscape and tactile in texture.
You'll love it or hate it but either way your ears won't let go of the hooks for days....Insomnia awaits.
Shifty Chicken Shed are :- Deborah Harris, Innes Reid, Dean Newton, Mikey Hopkins, Euring James and Luke Day.
Member since: 10th July 2012
A quick introduction - I'm John Waine, Director of TheBestOfOswestry. Having lived in this beautiful area for around 20 years now, I have decided to stay. :)
With kind thanks