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If Pop Art’s central prose was the ability to find meaning and inspiration in the most usual of places, then God only knows what Andy Warhol would have made of the new track by Shy-Talk.

Taking a poor tackle in a non-league football game as its central narrative, Reducerer, a scuzzy, feedback layered piece of guitar pop, uses the everyday event of playing football to make interesting comments on social class and modern life. Further, it makes art out of non-league football.

Speaking about the song, vocalist Michael Bridgewater, aka Moses Escariot, says: “Reducerer is a song about social class and non-league football. More specifically, it is about a tackle so ‘bad’ that it transcends the definition of ‘reducer’ – it is a reducerer. The band attempts to capture the gleeful/lamentable violence of such a hypothetical tackle through agitated vocals and crushing breakdowns. By the way, it’s a pop song.”

Not ones to let a good merch opportunity go by, the band follow-up on their ‘magnificent dog wearing sunglasses’ ornaments by offering a 12” screen printed vinyl (literally floor vinyl) alongside tote bags and mugs, accompanied by branded tea bags and milk. Shy-Talk have once again, both in musical bombast as well as high-brow art, exceeded themselves.

Shy-Talk release Reducerer via Box Records on 11th December



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