In 2017, Tyneside indie label Box Records (from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs‘ Matt Baty) gave us one of our Albums of The Year – Lower Slaughter‘s ‘What Big Eyes’, which showed us all that it’s still ok to dig sludge riffs inspired by ‘Bleach’-era Nirvana.
Lower Slaughter are fun, but they did not distribute their debut single with branded sunglasses. Not like Shy-Talk (also happy purveyors of grungy noise), who will release ‘Warlord of The Dance’ as a digital single this Friday (Jan 26th) via Box. You’ll be able to download it from the label’s site, but also by buying a pair of the band’s shade, which will come with a download code.
Are Shy-Talk taking the piss? Probably. But they’re a lot of fun, and some musicians really do still wear sunglasses indoors, un-ironically.