The Kocani Orkestar , who we saw live in all their brass playing glory at the Farmleigh Affair in Phoenix Park, featured on last Thursday’s Indie Hour. We played their track Siki Siki Baba from their tragically titled album Alone At My Wedding, before we spoke to Mick and Vinny from Adebisi Shank.
Adebisi Shank featured on this blog when I wrote about their EP release a month back in the Lower Deck. Since then I’ve become even more familiar with the band, by way of listening to their EP. As you may know, the drummer (Mick) and guitarist (Lars) are also in Terrordactyl, although Lars weilds the bass in that incarnation. Adebisi Shank’s bassist is otherwise known as The Vinny Club, and is a provider of retro 80s tunes built on old gameboys and for the love of Moro bars. It was Mick and Vinny who came on the show on the 2nd of August, armed with a scary mask and a packet of chocolate dipsticks, to share some pearls of wisdom and insights into Adebisi Shank.
It was a fun show, because I don’t think they actually answered one of my questions, but preferred to just wander off on tangents of their own. I think we managed to get some interesting information off them nevertheless. They told us about how much James Meager from Kidd Blunt helped with capturing their intense sound on the EP by mixing and mastering the somewhat shambolic recordings done in a shed in Wexford. We spoke about the Math Rock labelling, and how they wouldn’t consider themselves a Math Rock band at all – sure Vinny can’t even count for goodness’ sake.
We also listened through their EP – which they weren’t very clear about what the name of it actually was, and if it is has a name at all. Let’s just call it An EP By a Band Called Adebisi Shank. The EP is available on Popular Records at various reputable record shops nationwide.
Also on this show we heard Jape’s excellent remix of Delorentos’ Stop, Siki Siki Baba from Kocani Orkestar, Caramel Cognac from Milanese, who played at the Sai Festival in Leitrim on the Saturday of the festival. Nialler9 recommended the banging Flashlight Fight from The Go-Team! featuring Chuck D of Public Enemy.
Click on the icon below to have a listen to a pair of shanks having a laugh.