Posted by Andy Decelles
Manchester noise pop band SHINIES has a knack for writing massive choruses that make you feel like you can take on the world, and actually win for once. "Eighteen" is brimming with the feelings of youth, an unabashed indie rock smash that leaves me feeling hopeful for the future of the genere. Basically punk indebted noise pop in the same vein as Cloud Nothings, but with Mancunian flair reminiscent of peak-era Buzzcocks. Give "Eighteen" a spin below if you want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside (sort of like the first time you listened to Sonic Youth, but without the sense of devastation that comes with being born generation too late).
You can pre-order the Ennui/Eighteen 7" from Dirty Bingo Records.