ALBUM REVIEW: Shinies – Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: Monday 2nd February

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It feels like Shinies have been on the verge of exploding for ages. It’s already been over two years since they wound up The Sun and The Daily Mail with their desecration of formerly mulleted kids’ TV icon Pat Sharp in the video for Ennui. To their credit, they’ve taken their time with their debut album rather than rushing to cash in on the tabloid notoriety, and their patience has paid off. Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere is a lush blend of heady shoegaze and sharp guitar pop, adding another big tick to the terrifyingly strong production CV of Hookworms’ MJ. Its highlight is Waves, an ambitious, brooding shard of darkness which suggests there’s plenty still to come from the Mancunian quartet.

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