Shellsuit - Wednesday Morning, Bootle Strand
For fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, Bert Jansch, The Smiths, Mick Head, The Velvet Underground.
In a world of vacant guitar ballads for comfortable people and electronic music made with vintage 80's synthesizers, Liverpool duo Shellsuit play council estate soul music for the underdogs. Shellsuit are not Brit school graduates and they‰۪re not playing gap-year pop ‰ÛÒ they‰۪re two ex-postmen, Ed Doherty and Lee Scanlan from Walton Vale. Their second album ‰Û÷Wednesday Morning Bootle Strand‰۪ on Welsh Indie Higuera Records celebrates the mundane, embraces an uncertain future and stays angry about the past in all the right ways. Shellsuit play beautifully crafted songs about sitting on buses, hearing the birds in the trees, mishearing each other, Coleen Rooney's å£14k belt, prison sentences in far away towns and all the moments in between. "Since the release of their debut album Walton Prison Blues, Shellsuit have taken a step back ‰ÛÒ well, perhaps a bit more than a step ‰ÛÒ from their day job as dryly funny chroniclers of the mundanities of life in Northern Britain.
‰ÛÏWith this new album their hard-won cult status may be about to become a thing of the past.‰ ‰ÛÒ Paul McGee (Q Magazine)
"I Love Shellsuit‰ ‰ÛÒ Tom Robinson
"We're all singing from the same hymn sheet at the moment. Me, Shellsuit and Professor Yaffle. Writing it from the heart‰ ‰ÛÒ Mick Head (Shack)
"Big Thumbs up from me‰ ‰ÛÒ Bert Jansch, during Tom Robinson 6Music session with Shellsuit
‰ÛÏWitty, bright and darkly funny, Shellsuit are Scouse cult favourites.‰ ‰ÛÒ Jade Wright (Liverpool Echo
Track list : 1. Glamour 2. Level Sands 3. Coleen‰۪s Belt 4. Walking Past The Lidl 5. Wednesday Morning Bootle Strand 6. Death Or Bongo 7. Old Meryl 8. Shaky Half Hour 9. Long Lartin Away 10. The Sound Of Grinding Teeth 11. Certain People