Paris Angels – Shake


From Stereokill Recordings comes the 3rd track to be released from the “lost” Paris Angels album, Eclipse. The Paris Angels, of course, reunited after the untimely passing of beloved drummer, Simon Worrall (“Big Si” to his friends & family). The Distant Drums compilation was a masterful compilation put together in Worrall’s memory and featured Sleeping With the Radio On – a slab of Madchester that reintroduced the world to the band’s brilliance. Last summer’s release of Door to Summer was, well, an anthem for summer. In other words, a hazy reflection of summertime fun. The full album hasn’t materialized yet, but the new track to be lifted from Eclipse is a funky tune that feels modern, though it dates from the early 90’s. A killer bass riff, uplifting vocals – it all culminates in a chorus that you’ll be singing along to after hearing the song just once. The track is a layered masterpiece, building in intensity as it progresses. What could end up as a cacophony of musical ambition instead becomes a nuanced exercise in beauty, imbued with nostalgia. What I’m saying is that this is a perfect song, and I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the full length. You can pick up the song at all major digital outlets for the less than the price of a cup of coffee or tea. Welcome back, boys.

Verdict: Feels Like Summer

For Fans of: The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, The Mock Turtles