Monotony Chic

by Shapes

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Some bands struggle for ideas. Some bands just straight up copy others. Some bands lack conviction and some bands should never have bothered in the first place. Thankfully Birmingham's latest and loudest three-piece SHAPES fall into a completely separate category, one marked 'Some bands will make you fill your pants with excitement'.

The noisy Brummies have honed their sound to dramatically tight effect taking influences from These Arms Are Snakes, The Mars Volta and dearly departed former label mates Meet Me In St Louis and have managed to create a record so fresh yet intricately elaborate with what feels like a hell-bent passion for making music.

Their debut album, 'Monotony Chic', released in June 2011, was recorded in Sweden by Eskil Lovstrom, famed for his work with Refused, Poison The Well, In Flames, Hell Is For Heroes, Meshuggah and more.

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released May 30, 2011

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Big Scary Monsters UK

Big Scary Monsters is an independent currently label based in Oxford. It has so far been responsible for releases from the likes of Minus The Bear, Andrew W.K., Pulled Apart By Horses, Gnarwolves, Kevin Devine, Into It. Over It, Cursive, Meet Me In St Louis, Bear vs Shark, Toe, This Town Needs Guns, Tall Ships, Matt Pryor, Walter Schreifels, Joyce Manor, Algernon Cadwallader and many, many more. ... more

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