Shatner have released their second video for their new song ‘we go woo’. It’s a tongue-in-cheek demolition of pseudoscience, quackery, conspiracy and other information pollution.
It follows hot on the heels of our first release this year, HETEROSAPIEN, which as well as some positive reviews and BBC radio play, propelled our pledge campaign to 78% in the first two weeks.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us to this point – we know we’re kind of ‘niche’ but it’s reassuring that some people really get what we’re about.
And if you haven’t supported us… there’s still time!
Next confirmed gigs:
Friday April 27th Holmfirth Picturedrome, with “From The Jam” – SOLD OUT
Friday May 11th The Parish, Huddersfield, with Instant Species
Saturday June 23rd, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Friday August 24th, 360 Club, The Library, Leeds
More will be announced soon
Shatner have a solid reputation for ambitious multilayered guitar pop, often with a sci-fi twist.They first emerged in the West Yorkshire area (probably out of some kind of swirly vortex thing) in the early noughties, and made two albums, “ENERGISE” and “THIRTEEN O’CLOCK” – both were voted into the ‘top 100 local albums of the decade’ list put together by Leeds music mag “Vibrations” ahead of many better-known artists.
They returned in 2014 with a third critically acclaimed album entitled WOW SIGNALS, which you may have heard on the BBC Introducing shows across the North. Shatner are now finalising a fourth album – ENLIGHTENMENTAL – with a more muscular rock sound, full of warp drive pop guitars, four part harmonies and photon torpedo beats. It’s pop Jim, but not as you know it!The band is centred around the infectious and often darkly humorous songs of frontman/guitarist Jim Bower, whose brother Rick plays bass. Sarah Niven adds harmonies and percussion.
The latest Shatner line-up features lead guitarist Paul Morricone and drummer Anthony Sargeant, known for their work with Huddersfield ‘evil pop’ band The Scaramanga Six. The album is produced by James Kenosha, whose credits include Pulled Apart By Horses, Dinosaur Pile Up, Marmozets and many more.Hard to pin down to a genre, Shatner have been recently described as “somewhere between The Clash and The B52s.” The band can be found gigging sporadically around the North, most recently in Leeds, Harrogate, Nottingham, Sheffield, York, Hull and Huddersfield.