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Saturday, 5 January 2013

The Shark

In 2010 I posted Civilisation by Joe Gideon and The Shark, a boy-girl two piece. Civilisation's narrator leaves home to 'learn the ways of man'- works the 9 to 5 at Debenhams, rents a flat, wastes a morning selling another man's shoes, stays in a monastery til the monks ask him to go, the circumference of a circle, the meaning of 'Mum's the word'- that kind of thing. It was a favourite then and it is now. A friend saw them at Latitude and rated them highly.

They've just released a follow up album Freakish. On first listen I don't think it's as good as Harem Scarem, but it's early days, maybe it'll grow on me. Closing song Friday 13, sung by drummer Viva, is rather good though.

Friday 13

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