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Adebisi Shank American Tour with Fang Island Starts Friday August 10th
Adebisi Shank will be coming back to the US this Summer to support their Sargent House brothers Fang Island on part of their tour in celebration of Fang Island’s new album MAJOR release. Joining them on a few of the shows as well will be Zechs Marquise. Now that’s a whole lot of Sargent House Family Riffage.
FANG ISLAND & ADEBISI SHANK //MAJOR TOUR 2012
08/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
08/11 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar (EARLY SHOW)
08/12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room *
08/13 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
08/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
08/15 El Paso, TX @ Low Brow Palace *
08/16 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
08/17 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
08/19 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live - Studio
08/20 New Orleans, LA @ Parish at House of Blues
08/21 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree
08/22 Gainesville, FL @ Double Down Live
08/23 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662
08/24 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
08/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
08/26 Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall
08/28 Raleigh, NC @ Kings
08/29 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
08/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* ALSO w/ Zechs Marquise
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CGak Remixes - “Genki Shank”
Musical Mathematics Feature // Adebisi Shank
A sharp lookin’ fella in a red fabric mask mans the bass guitar with chaotic precision whilst bouncing in unison alongside the twiddles and strikes of a juddering guitarist. The pounding, commanding, dictating, thumping, clouting drums from behind meet the electric noise in the middle. Strong riffs and hooks bellow and sound from speaker to speaker smashing hot instrumental alternative rock all over the room. (10/5/2011 @ The Brudenell Social club)
I have never in my 21 years on this planet ever ventured, in any shape or form to the part of the world called Ireland, neither north nor south. I always feel that I should go, but the opportunity has never arisen. St. Patrick’s day in Dublin (as I have been told) is shit-hot, so I don’t know why I don’t just get a cheap flight over. I think I know what I’m going to do this summer.
But, I have been indulging in a healthy dose of Irish rock music as of late. One band in particular have twisted, controlled and captivated my musical mind into a well-fashioned attractive mush. Adebisi Shank have uncompromisingly been creating a truly one-of-kind sound since the release of their 1st EP ‘This is the EP of a band called Adebisi Shank’ in 2007. The brute-force and rawness on such tracks as ‘Horse’ & ‘Jump Cut’ showed the true talent that the Irish instrumental trio possessed in their song writing and showmanship.
Terroreyes TV : Adebisi Shank Session
Behind The Hype : Live Review Los Angeles 6.27.11
Last night, three of the most talented bands affiliated with Sargent House came together for a show at the Troubadour. Adebisi Shank, Tera Melos and Le Butcherettes played to a mostly-packed house of SH fans, many of which were clad in various shades of flannel and/or beards.
Sargent House is a label that prides itself on its eclecticism, and that was no more evident than at this show. Wexford, Ireland’s own Adebisi Shank hit the stage promptly at 8:30 and set the place on fire. Vincent McCreith, Larry Kaye and Michael Roe may have only played a thirty-minute set, but the amount of noise they made in that span more than made up for its abruptness. Strictly an instrumental band, Kaye and McCreith did have microphones with which they talked and cracked jokes between songs (“This is Los Angeles…this is the town Rockabye is about, isn’t it?” McCreith said, referencing the forgotten late 1990s alt/radio hit by Shawn Mullins).
Musically, they were something to see. McCreith wore a thick-looking red wool mask over his face the entire set, which must have been rather uncomfortable, considering how swelteringly hot it was in the Troubadour already. Adebisi Shank bring a certain organized chaos to their live performances; while the music skips around often and its abrasive guitar tones can catch you off guard sometimes, there’s a degree of precision and slickness to the way they play their instruments that makes it really impressive. If you think you like experimental rock but haven’t heard or seen Adebisi Shank, you’re missing out. Judging by the big crowd they had as a show opener, it was apparent that a lot of people in the crowd knew all about them already, which is a testament to Sargent House’s devoted fan base.
Sled Island Fest / America
Adebisi Shank are stopping in Calgary Canada for two shows at Sled Island Festival. Canucks Don’t miss out on what all the talk is aboot. Then it’s onto America for just two shows on the West Coast where they will be playing with good friends and label mates Le Butcherettes and Tera Melos !
Adebisi Shank / Canada/ USA
6/24 - Calgary, SledIsland Fest @ Verns w/ The Soft Pack, Demon’s Claws
6/25 - Calgary, SledIsland Fest @ Dicken’s Pub w/ Cursive, Times New Viking
6/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/ Le Butcherettes & Tera Melos
6/29 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Tera Melos & Le B
Los Angeles 6.27 & San Francisco 6.29 USA USA
Sargent House is beyond excited to present THREE amazing bands all on the same night together! Adebisi Shank ‘s first Los Angeles & San Francisco shows ever. (They are flying in from Dublin) and Tera Melos and Le Butcherettes. Holy Crap, what a combo! Make sure to get there to see ALL bands. Adebisi Shank will be playing first each night with Le Butcherettes closing in LA and Tera Melos closing in San Francisco.
June 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
June 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Calgary & Los Angeles & San Francisco SHOWS
Adebisi Shank will be heading over to Canada to play this years Sled Island Fest in Calgary for 2 Shows. Then they will join up with their Sargent House family and play with Tera Melos & Le Butcherettes in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Jun 24 - Calgary, Canada / Sled Fest @ Verns
Jun 25 - Calgary, Canada / Sled Fest @ Dicken’s Pub
Jun 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Jun 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Light & Noise LIVE - Adebisi Shank SXSW 2011
Pop Matters Goes All 8 of 10
Adebisi Shank: This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank
By John Calvert 11 April 2011
Does For Math-Rock what Gabba did for Kraftwerk…
World, meet Adebisi Shank: the most fun you can have with your clothes on since the zipper was invented. A word-of-mouth juggernaut in their native Ireland, simply put, this Wexford trio is a jaw-dropping live prospect, as you could easily imagine listening to their 2008 debut. The follow-up, however, is a whole other level.
Consummating a hitherto unspoken theme quietly building in the dutifully scholastic Irish Noise scene, here Adebisi break from the calculated fret-puzzle trappings of their contemporaries for an almighty bout of outrageousness, obsoleting ten of your favourite rock acts in the process. Released on forward-thinking Dublin-based label Richter Collective, the glitchy, mega-math tour-de-force This Is The Second pits their debut’s back-breaking tropical patterns against Yngwie Malmsteen, the Wham City sound, Marnie Stern, Queen, Boston, God, The Devil, Captain America, the Russians, and a 4000-horse chariot bound for the year 2525. Furious, invincible, breathtaking and ridiculous, This Is The Second does for math-rock what Gabba did for Kraftwerk.
Takes Being In America to get Noticed in Scotland
Sargent House is known for working with innvoative, highly skilled musicians, and this Irish three-piece fit the bill perfectly.
The band employ no vocals, there is simply no need due to the frenetic bombardment of instrumentation, and full throttle approach. It’s highly tech playing, but done in such an emphatic and grafted way that it makes everything else seem a bit dull.
This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank was released last year, and has seen the band build on the first effort (I’ll leave you to guess what it was called); they’ve employed some electro elements, seemingly become even better players, and produced a body of work which will be hard to beat in this genre.
This is the band I’m most eager to see live right now, and thankfully they head to Glasgow on May 9th to play the 13th Note. It’s going to be amazing to see them in a wee venue like that. I’ve yet to see them live, but here’s some live footage to let you understand my level of anticipation. Oh, and the bass player does apparently wear that red thing on his face at every gig – that’s gotta have been boiling at SXSW.
This is The Exclaim Review Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
Epic. Everything about Irish trio Adebisi Shank’s second LP screams the word. Their approach to muscular, complex rock music is comparable to Battles, but tempered with head-banging punk vigour and the kind of galloping metallic stomp sure to illicit some serious fist pumping or tossing of devil horns. To slap Adebisi Shank with the math rock tag would be misleading ― seldom do they venture outside of a walloping four-four groove rhythmically, opting instead to carve blazing, syncopated, interlocking riffs overtop of a steady pulse, anchored by some mean fuzz bass. Traditional rock guitar tones co-exist with heavily processed effects that completely transform the instrument’s sound. It’s difficult to determine some of the sound sources at play, but what’s certain is that the band know how to paint a rich sonic picture. Second Album is nearly twice the length of its predecessor, but it’s so stuffed with sublime hooks and pulse-raising beats that it feels like it’s over too swiftly. Instrumental, save for a few vocoder chants, the lack of vocals is irrelevant to the unrelenting energy of invention on display. That feeling in your chest? It’s Adebisi Shank driving a shiv into the heart of the idea of genre boundaries. Cathartic, invigorating and inspiring, Adebisi Shank have dropped one of the year’s most distinctive musical statements. (Sargent House) -By Scott A. Gray
Surviving The Golden Age Goes All 9.3/10
Adebisi Shank: This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
If I showed any amount of foresight, I would have paid attention to what I had in my to be reviewed pile and have reviewed Adebisi Shank on Thursday. It would have been fitting to review the band that The Daily Telegraph called one of the “top 5 best new Irish bands” on St. Patrick’s Day. Instead, I forgot I even had the album until it just surfaced at the top of my pile.
I guess there is not really any harm in it. It is not like Adebisi Shank’s style is stereotypically Irish; their music features no bagpipes, fiddles, or tin whistles. Their music also features no vocals which makes it hard to pinpoint where they are from. What their music does feature though is blistering guitars, driving drums, and a solid rhythm section.
The group’s sophomore album, This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank sounds like Fang Island doing a Battles cover album. It is amazing how similarly Fang Island and Adebisi Shank’s guitar sounds are but Adebisi Shank’s song construction is a little closer to Battles in respect to imagination.
Alarm Magazine: This Weeks Best Album
Released to European acclaim in 2010, the aptly titled second album from Irish electro/math rockers Adebisi Shank has now achieved North American release thanks to the peerless Sargent House.
The record label / management company describes the trio as a blend of Fang Island’s shredding riffs with Battles’ electronic quirkiness and rhythmic playfulness. That description isn’t off the mark, but readers won’t get a sense of the band’s real abilities until they hear its hyper-melodic, polyrhythmic, and — most importantly — jubilant songs in full.
Over 40 minutes — a self-described “double album” given the band’s riff-intensive style —Second Album delivers a maelstrom of zany electronics, unusual distortions, and triumphant, rapidly ascending scales mixed with vintage synths, marimba, horns, and other accoutrements. This is all packaged between and around gloriously catchy and powerful rock riffs.
It’s a manic and buoyant sophomore effort. Simply put, Adebisi Shank is a revelation.