“Too Late For Logic” is hot off the back of a busy year for the Newcastle four-piece that includes a host of national radio play for the debut EP and some major festival appearances. The band comprises Beccy Owen (vocalist), Adam Sinclair (Drums/ BV’s), Adam Kent (keyboards / Electronica) and Ian Paterson (Double Bass / Electric Bass).
Each of the twelve songs on the album captures Sharks Took The Rest’s love of skewed chamber pop, and brings to the fore a vibrant, modern folklore that is anchored in an unsugared romanticism.
The title track, Too Late For Logic, plays out like an apocalyptic lullaby with it’s dark electronica and vivid depiction of a relationship in its’ dying embers. This theme recurs throughout the record on songs such as We Climbed As High As We Could and the pulsating Sleeping Conniptions. Opening track, Rename The Planets is a catchy, quirky pop song and Snails provides an unusual, glorious hymnal to domestic banality.
Go For Blood was written after lead singer, Beccy Owen broke her shoulder having been knocked off her bicycle by a people carrier. She recalls, “I was so out of it on morphine when the police came to take a statement that I ended up hugging one of the officers and not letting go for a little bit too long. I was still pretty high a few days later when Adam came over to write. This tune seemed to fall out from the haze.”
BBC6 Music favourite Restaurant is a song about being penniless. It’s theme and musical immediacy has already proved a favourite amongst XFM listeners, who made it their Hot Track of the Day. BBC 6 Music’s Nemone also made it Track of the Week, and it went on to receive multiple plays from the likes of Steve Lamacq and Radcliffe & Maconie.
Whilst ‘Too Late For Logic’ exhibits the different textures and moods of Sharks Took The Rest, at it’s heart are Beccy Owen’s autobiographical words and distinct voice, which is as “charismatic in it’s storytelling as it is beautiful” (BBC2‘s Bob Harris). It is also the band’s honed sensibilities and attention to detail that draws your focus with repeated listening.
The band are based in and around Newcastle-upon-Tyne where they recorded the album and cite various musical influences, including Efterklang, Field Music and Cocteau Twins. Their love of Björk is also worn firmly on their sleeve, with music that seeks to balance the head and the heart
Recently, the band’s most notable live performances have included a beguiling live session for BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, as well as thrilling sets to packed out crowds at Glastonbury Festival (BBC Introducing Stage), Solfest and Celtic Connections.
“Sharks Took The Rest are a many splendored melodic thing and this is a sweetly delicate pop record with a bruised but mighty heart.”
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