Shakes are set to release their brand new single Tambourine Girls. The four-piece are already making waves despite this being their second ever single, with a grungy bass line and an old fashioned guitar solo to sink your teeth into. Classing themselves with the accurate indie-rock label, the influence of Brit-pop is unmistakeable in Tambourine Girls. The track was mixed by Nathan Sowter and mastered by Brian Lucey, known for his work with class acts such as The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, and The Shins. Shakes have an edge to them that hooks you in from the first listen, balancing fuzzy guitars and rock ‘n roll drums with their trademark sharp lyricism. Their forte is in telling stories that need to be told and songs that need to be heard, packaged together in something that is instantly recognisable and equally danceable. The debut single ‘Hole In Your Pocket’ was met with an overwhelmingly positive reaction, featuring on the Indie Charts throughout New Zealand, and the gritty pop rock nature of the track earned Shakes a spot on Tone Deaf’s Top 5 Bands You Need To Know list upon its release. Tambourine Girls is the second single to be released from the debut EP, set for release later in 2016.
“Shakes is yet another Kiwi band to lose your shit to” – hhhhappy.com
“Hole In Your Pocket is their killer debut single & it doesn’t disappoint” – Tearaway.com