''Very few rock bands, new or old, reformed or not have done an album as good as Dark Matter/Dark Energy in 2015.'
One of the albums of the year' The Quietus
'An extraordinary comeback' the NME
'Exciting and angular, their first album for 26 years actually pretty good' Q
'Something quite special' Drowned in Sound 9/10
'There have been some brilliant and breathtaking "guitar records" this year. And this is one of them. Maybe, in terms of sheer breadth of ambition, courage, and devil-take-the-hindmost intelligence, it's the best one' Incendiary website
''What an ace comeback after 26 years! Truly amazing adventure into sound.' Subba Culture website
'The new album is easily the best thing the Membranes have ever done. Bristling with a diverse and brilliant section of songs that are epic in scale it is not only the best thing the band have ever done but one of the albums of the year.' LTW
Founded on a farm in Mono, Ontario, Canada, The Shanks are a blistering rock duo comprised of bass and drums. A combination of 1970s album-oriented rock and proto-punk, the Shanks belt-out melodic chordal arrangements amidst a sea of low end and pounding rhythms. It's haunting, tribal arena-rock played on a basement floor.
If Jesus Had Machine Guns
Minimal post punk electronic pop music