Band Review: The Shadow Theatre

This band is contemporary Post-Punk done fucking brilliantly, and I’m not just saying that because one of them reads my blog and has an awesome undercut. It’s not often that I find an unsigned band that I genuinely like and I think that’s because, from what I’ve heard, their sound is so varied that it doesn’t get boring and stale.

Photography by Doone Rush Photography


Just from the three songs on their Soundcloud (that you can check out here – it’s free) it’s obvious that this band does variety well. Listening to Disco, Violent Whispers [of which there is a Youtube video worth checking out here] and Ghosts brought several different bands to mind: Joy Division, The Cure, and The Arctic Monkeys. Is that a good thing? You tell me.

The song Ghosts needs a paragraph of it’s own. When it first started playing I literally flailed around, yelling (okay, I’m not that dramatic), “THIS HAS TO BE JOY DIVISION”. Then the vocals started and it was as if Robert Smith and Ian Curtis had merged together in voice form. I’m a gigantic fan of that raw kind-of sound and it’s certainly something I’d sing along to.

Unfortuantely for me, the band is focused around the UK. Even so, it’s worth it to check out their Facebook page or give their Soundcloud a listen. Don’t forget to report back here and let me know what you think!

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