New album: Savage Mansion || The Shakes

“There’s something hiding under the ice // An imitation of a sound // There’s something standing behind the door // Would you like to know more?” Those are the promising opening words of the title track of The Shakes, the fourth full-length album by Glasgow-based indie rock band Savage Mansion. Those who are curious enough to open themselves up to the eleven new songs will fall from one bright idea to the next, while Craig Angus (vocals, guitar), Andrew Macpherson (guitar), Jamie Dubber (bass), Adam Forbes (keys) and Lewis Orr (drums, percussion) musically switch between melodic alternative rock and a speak-sung post-punk feel. It’s quite a varied record, but cohesive in sound and always original and classy, raw and thoughtful at the same time. “If you see it, walk on by // Keep your head down, walk on // What’s wrong with your eyes? Nothing” (from Total Colombia).

The Shakes, produced by Julie McLarnon, is out now digitally, on CD and vinyl LP through Lost Map Records.

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