The Boston Shakers are a band I have had the pleasure of reviewing in the past. They are a six -piece originally from France and USA ,whom are now based in Liverpool, England formed out of the love of music and wanting to have a good time. The friends decided to conceive a band based on the blend of genres they linked with the nightlife of Liverpool and they had experienced as bartenders. The band infuse electronic beats, hip-hop, blues and hard rock to formulate an explosion of fun loving music.
The lads now release their much anticipated debut EP, Wasted. A sonic boom of electronic beats, fuzzy guitars and effusive rapping. This is certainly a good start for the band, and promises not to disappoint. This is a no-filler that begins with opener Ready For You, a no - nonsense sucker punch of a party anthem that is suitable for the first track with a delicious looping blues riff that incorporates the brash lyrical content and overall swagger of the rapping that has similarities to early Kasabian when they first broke onto the British music scene.
Wasted is a more mellow and hazy journey of reflection with those swirling electronic beats and reverb induced riffs that enshroud your brain. I feel this is the moment for the album to take a backburner before the fun erupts again.
Body ,Mind and Soul is sure to win over new listeners with its backbeats of blues guitar stylings and breakdowns that bend and distort like a good trip. The rhythmic section transitions throughout with the mix of heavy beats and prosthetic rapping that is sure to get fans dancing.
Oblivion is another energetic track that steeps with early indie rock influences such as Manchester bands like Oasis and The Stone Roses that keeps the album musically invested . This gives the EP another opportunity to show it is varied with prolific syntax. They know how to write songs about social observations of modern culture.
All Out is one of the lead singles of the track, which is a high octane blizzard of beats and cultivated riffs that have influences from those aforementioned bands. A catchy chorus and expansive breakdowns that are ingredients for success.
Black Magic is one of the more rocking tracks that starts with a heavy riff and intense rapping with the inclusion of melodic bridges at the chorus that defines the track. The swinging rhythm and full throttle nature of the track can’t prevent you from throwing your fists in the air.
Best Things is another lung-busting upbeat track with hypnotic beats and simple chord patterns that can stir any dancefloor with a cutthroat blue infused solo that is as psychedelic as the breakdown of multi layered programming .
Plastic Bag is another indie rock track full of stirring guitar hooks and hip swinging rock n roll.
The Boston Shakers Wasted EP is now available via Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify , Google play, and other good music outlets.
If you like the band, you can catch them perform at Wolvesfest on June 16 at Wolverhampton Rugby Club, Wolverhampton, England.
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