The Last Mixed Tape
The Last Mixed Tape reviews the new E.P. from Dublin based three-piece Everything Shook, entitled Argento Nights.
Everything Shook’s E.P. Argento Nights is a record about unyielding individuality, frustration and brute force. Built from disparate musical parts, it’s also a record that fuses a myriad of sounds into a harsh, uneasy listen that captures the imagination.
The twinkling bells and slight flourishes of synth textures smooth out the sharpened beats and cutting electronica that give Argento Nights an unique sound. Songs such as ‘Come Back To Mine’ find Everything Shook playing with this collision of musical elements by giving a notable pop edge to the songwriting.
Everything Shook delve further into the darker, brooding possibilities of their own music with ‘Misericord’, which uses a strong rhythmical background and long-held synth notes to create a sense of tension. This is once again explore in the chiming bells and popping beats…
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Everything Shook is a three-piece band featuring Robyn Bromfield, Jessica Kennedy and Áine Stapleton. Included as one of The Irish Times Best Irish Acts of 2014 and Golden Plec’s ‘Women Who Rocked 2015’, the trio have played large festivals, music venues, dive bars, theatres, bookshops and art spaces throughout Ireland and New York. They most recently played at Open Ear Festival on Sherkin Island and the Main Stage of Body & Soul at Electric Picnic. They perform with old keyboards, synths, bass guitar and Korg DS to create a unique, electric sound. Their live shows are theatrical, blending an unusual aesthetic with dark electronic music and layered vocals. Everything Shook’s debut album ‘Drinking About You’, released August 2016, is a collection of songs curated around themes of late nights, objectification, alcohol, disenchantment and big cities. Their EP Argento Nights, released April 2015 and available on 7-inch vinyl, is loosely inspired by their wanderings on dark and blurry nights.
‘A trio with a distinctive, idiosyncratic lean…The mood music is dark, neo-gothic, desolate and blue, a bittersweet symphony… loops and grooves do their work in a hypnotic and austere manner’ Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
'Everything Shook have proven one of the more interesting outfits on the Irish live circuit of late, a kinetic and technicolour blend of music, electro-performance art and synchronised choreography’ The Thin Air
‘Everything Shook...recall Fever Ray and Ladytron at a melancholy 4am disco with David Lynch DJing’ Buzz.ie
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