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PostSubject: Our Zone Review of No Gods   Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:42 am

7/10

Record Label: Rise Records

Finally (The Joys of Living 2008 – 2010 not withstanding) Sharks are releasing their debut full length. Undoubtedly, No Gods is a good album, polished and ready for business. The musicianship is crisp and punchy, and lyrically they linger on the right side of poetry.

Although an unmistakeably British record, more often No Gods sounds like the American punk bands that were influenced by the very same Brits. Think The Gaslight Anthem instead of The Clash, or Green Day’s early Buzzcock-esque work. Peculiarly, it’s this that saves them from any of the out and out mimicry that their talent could easily outsmart such tedium in its sleep. It’s also what affords them the same sincerity of thought as their contemporaries.

This collision of cultures adds a sense of the undone, which at times brings out their best, such as on the determined, beatific ‘Matthew’s Baby’, but on others, like opener ‘Til the Wonders Rise’, it ends up sounding like something that would have sounded fresh ten years ago. Overall, No Gods is a rapid pull through eleven tracks of genuine, realistic punk tunes, with a 1980s cadence, and the familiarity of your favourite local band.

Its dirty, not-quite-infectious, but charming nevertheless, meta-punk rock. No Gods is the kind of record that over time will end up in most music lover’s collections.

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Matthew’s Baby
No Gods

Words: Katie Ford

No Gods is released on 19th March through Rise Records

Source: http://ourzonemag.com/oz/sharks-%E2%80%93-no-gods-album-review
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