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Adebisi Shank – ‘Big Unit’

The band shares a track from their upcoming third album.

Wed, Jun 11, 2014, 09:37


Adebisi Shank‘s third album, ‘This is the Third Album of a band called Adebisi Shank’ is one of the most anticipated Irish releases of 2014, and now we have a date: August 12th.

Ahead of the album, the band has premiered a new track, ‘Big Unit’. It’s an emphatic track that shies away from super-fast guitar riffs, focussing instead on an almost gentle strain of bombast, ending with a retro drumming outro.

The album, we’re told is “an explosion of optimism” and “the sound of triumph.” In a press release issue by Adebisi’s label Sargent House, bassist Vin says, ”We were trying to make something euphoric and huge, a universe of our own imagination that we could escape into. Our inspirations were more cinematic and fantastical.”

You can listen to ‘Big Unit’ here.

Other track titles on the upcoming record are ‘World In Harmony’, ‘Mazel Tov’ and ‘Turnaround’, with digital voices, flavour-blasted guitar riffs, chirping synths, pounding rhythms, 90s digital funk and late-80s pop, detailed as sounds and styles we can expect from the record, as well as inspirations as wide-ranging as Enya and Game of Thrones.