It moves fast and magically – barely touching the ground and enchanting with its platinum, reverse rotation. Feathered Punk Rock that chimes, “Hangin’ Out For Someone Else” is the luminous new single from Nashville’s Ladyshark. You can download the track and more of their music from their Bandcamp page now.
http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2017/11/03/totw-3/ Ladyshark’s new single Hangin’ Out For Someone Else is track of the week on the UK blog God Is In The TV! Thanks so much! This is AWESOME!!
Ladyshark – Hanging’ Out For Someone Else
Ladyshark’s new single ‘Hangin’ Out For Someone Else’ is about ‘starting to date someone and being unsure if they’re digging you as much as you dig them.’ Mixing a sprightly DIY new wave sound with a bittersweet tunefulness Vardy’s vocals are cloaked in the attitude of someone who has been rejected but survived to tell the tale. (BC)
360 Magazine reviewed our first single off the new album called ‘Hangin’ Out For Someone Else’ and it’s AWESOME!!! Thanks so much to 360 Magazine for the amazing write up!!!
The single officially drops on October 1st 2017.
Thanks so much to the peeps at IndieBandGuru for reviewing our release ‘Monsters’. View the full article at: http://indiebandguru.com/ladyshark-monsters/
Big thanks to Shelagh Dolan for the write-up.
If you’re in need of a new soundtrack for rebelling against the man, look no further than Ladyshark, the riot grrrl inspired alt-rock duo from Nashville.
The band, comprised of Sarah Vardy on guitar loops and lead vocals, and Jane Boxall on drums and backing vox, has released two previous albums, BURIED and Lickety Split, under the name Anu Sava. Now, debuting under the new moniker, the duo has just released their first album Monsters.
Ladyshark – Reviving Riot Grrrl Roots
Throughout the album, Vardy’s nimble guitar riffs stood out to me as the threads weaving every song together. Each track, though unique in style and arrangement, features a signature riff that always pulls the instrumentation back to center.
In the first and title track, it’s the opening melody, which immediately gives off an air of The Strokes as soon as the second loop kicks in. The reverbed riffs in between verses paired with Boxall’s generous cymbal smashing also add a bit of a surf rock element.
The second track “Set Yourself Free” is a high energy punk rock joint as well, though about twice the length of a typical punk tune. The band strips back the instrumentation to echoing vocals, a few chord progressions, and a steady drumbeat to slow things down for the next two songs.
Appropriately named, “Riot” gets the album back to the fast-paced riot grrrl influence of the earlier tracks. The reverb-soaked guitars, screechy vocals, and feminist lyrics (“Why do women get paid so much less? / Don’t expect me to look good in a dress”) remind me of genre giants Sleater-Kinney and Bikini Kill.
Monsters is a smart selection of song styles, starting fast, slowing down, and speeding back up to finish, giving listeners just the right dosage of head bangers and slow burns. The fast-paced riffs are especially impressive when you remember there are only two people layering everything with FX.
Ladyshark has an upcoming show at the East Room in Nashville to celebrate the launch of their label Amityville Records. You can learn more about the band on their official website and hear the debut album Monsters on their Bandcamp page.
Huge thanks to the awesome peeps at Hullabaloo for your kind words in your review and feature of our track ‘Seance’ https://hullabalootunes.com/20…/…/30/tunes-ladyshark-seance/
“It’s hard to say which I’m more obsessed with: Ladyshark‘s name, that incredible cover art, or their heyday-Sleater-Kinney-meets-mid-90s-alt sound.
Seance is a wailing, feral song with all the patience and restraint of a rabid dog. It’s an impressive introduction to the Nashville based grrrl duo, who are releasing their debut album, Monsters, via DIY label Amityville Records.
Ladyshark shows no signs of slowing down in the new year, with a gig at the Amityville Records launch at Nashville’s East Room in January and plans to release another album in early 2017.”