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Shag Haired Villains 'There Is A Noise' album review
October 31, 2017

Ben Bailey

Shag Haired Villains have followed the release of their debut album 'Red Lake,' with a whole new album titled 'There Is A Noise.'

'There Is A Noise' is a extremely raw album which is evident from the opening song titled '30 Miles' in which you can hear the band warming up about to play. This raw feel continues throughout the whole album and makes it feel slightly like a Arctic Monkeys record however without some of the bells and whistles.
Shag Haired Villains also manage to create captivating intros to their tracks this is on show the most in 'No Mans Land.'

Shag Haired Villains further show their undeniable skill with their instruments in 'Blaze' a instrumental only track; this is clearly a huge risk and sees Shag Haired Villains move away from the soft grunge sound the rest of this album has. However it pays off and sees the band display outstanding knowledge of their instruments and create a track that stands out for all the right reasons.

Each track on 'There Is A Noise' instantly makes the listener feel like they are in a small underground bar witnessing a small intermit show. This feeling gives 'There Is A Noise' a certain charm that overproduced modern records do not have.

Shag Haired Villains close the album out in style with title track 'There Is A Noise' this song feels more stripped back and begins slower than other tracks on this album, however this helps set a darker tone and really allows all you have just heard prior to sink in. Shag Haired Villains are not the type of band to go out on a whimper though. This sees the albums close with a powerful solo a technique the band use in multiple tracks on this album.

The only decidable flaw on this album is in some areas you feel it may be to under produced however that said this albums has a strange charm to it which makes anyone who listens find themselves smiling unknowingly.

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