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New review of ‘Bursting’ courtesy of Bliss Aquamarine

Not often we get reviewed, so it’s always nice when we do, and especially when it’s one as good as this 🙂 Thanks to Kim Harten for the kind words! Go to link to read in context with other albums – http://www.blissaquamarine.net/albumreviews30b.html – also copied below:
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7SHADES Bursting CD (Snafu Recordings)
 
7shades include amongst others Neil Spragg (Omnia Opera, Sir Real, Mocca), and were formed to pay tribute to the music of Tim Smith and Cardiacs. They are however a tribute band with a difference – you won’t find cover versions here but original music that aims (and succeeds!) to capture the spirit of Cardiacs’ innovative and seminal prog-punk-psych-pop. In Milky Train, bombastic choral and orchestral music collides with angular, jerky, choppy-changey prog-punk. Marking Time is a fine slice of eccentric pop with whirring, clanging rhythms. Nudey Prod Games combines playground rhymes with an altogether darker lyrical theme, set to gleefully absurdist, spacey, proggy art-rock. Spring’s Sordid Show has feverish and woozy experimental music giving way to huge, intense prog rock riffage. Hello Sailor begins with a torrent of impish, maniacal laughter, before launching into an exciting melange of punk and experimental psychedelia. Renard is excellent quirky yet sophisticated pop with folk, psych and prog touches. Perfect Storm is less frenetic than much else here, opting instead for a shimmering, ethereal psych arrangement. Prog has a reputation in some quarters as a pompous genre that takes itself far too seriously, but 7shades, like Cardiacs before them, show that prog can be fun, and can have just as much punk spirit as the most subversive of punk bands. Anyone who misses Cardiacs, or who favours adventurous, genre-hopping music in general, really ought to check out this album.
 
Find out more at www.7shades.me.uk
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A brace of gigs imminent – WITH LOADS OF NEW SONGS!

So after a quiet couple of months on the gig front, 7shades have a busy (well, busy for us) couple of weeks, with gigs in Brighton this weekend and Birmingham the next. If you live any where near either of those places (or have a minor sense of adventure) we’d be reet chuffed if you’d care to join us and try to sing along with the new songs that we’ve never played before (as we’ll most likely forget the words). Links below to FB event pages, would be lovely to see ya at either (or both, if you’re insane in the membrane) 🙂
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/209115606268339/
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1774536229542722/
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A brace of gigs imminent – with LOTS OF NEW SONGS!

So after a quiet couple of months on the gig front, 7shades have a busy (well, busy for us) couple of weeks, with gigs in Brighton this weekend and Birmingham the next. If you live any where near either of those places (or have a minor sense of adventure) we’d be reet chuffed if you’d care to join us and try to sing along with the new songs that we’ve never played before (as we’ll most likely forget the words). Links below to FB event pages, would be lovely to see ya at either (or both, if you’re insane in the membrane) 🙂
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/209115606268339/
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1774536229542722/
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We’ve moved! Again!

Hurrah and huzzah, after just a few short months of causing maximum hair-loss to Paul at Basesixty (which he can scarcely afford), and genuine confuzzlement in 7shades base camp, we’ve finally buggered off to pastures new, and hopefully now he’ll be able to get some sleep. Sorry, Paul. But good news for us, we hope, as with any luck site is all ship-shape and bursting in a Bristol fashion again. Do let us know if you find any nasty bugs or suchlike…

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Sap is rising…

Quick update….lots going on behind the scenes in 7shades world…couple of great gigs under out belt so far this year, and more to come…website (nearly) fully rebuilt…album 3 well underway with some corking new material…2017 shaping up well 🙂

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Rebuilding…

Following a catastrophic few months in 7shades online world, we are currently rebuilding our website…hold tight and we’ll be back ASAP with more of our nonsense…