Drowning pop compositions in jittery poly-rhythms is indie rock’s move du jour, but The Shaky Hands aren’t trendy; they make fine-boned, classic rock’n’roll in the Strokes’ vein.” Pitchfork
“Prodded by clattering drums and scraping guitars, frontman Nick Delffs often sounds desperate, moaning and muttering like someone who’s torn between leaping into the abyss and clinging to hope.” Spin
“The Shaky Hands’ obvious reference points – the second and third Wilco albums, from the days before Jeff Tweedy started trying to be Thom Yorke, much-loved debuts by the Go-Betweens, REM or the Violent Femmes, Camper Van Beethoven’s ‘Take the Skinheads Bowling’ – might not seem like the stuff of rock’n’roll satori. And yet the freshness and vitality with which the band put these familiar influences together cannot be gainsayed”. Observer Music Monthly ****
The Shaky Hands will be on tour next month.
Sunday 1st November – Brighton, Prince Albert
Monday 2nd November – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Tuesday 3rd November – Manchester, The Ruby Lounge
Wednesday 4th November – Glasgow, Captain’s Rest
Thursday 5th November – London, The Lexington (Fortuna Pop Night)
Friday 6th November – London, Cargo (Last FM Presents)
Kill Rock Stars will be releasing Portland’s The Shaky Hands third album, Let It Die on the 2nd November. This will be The Shaky Hand’s second album on KRS and the first, featuring new drummer Jake Morris (The Joggers, Pseudosix). Recorded immediately upon the band’s return from seven weeks of supporting The Thermals’ Spring US tour, Let It Die is the sound of a band at the top of their game. Armed with a solidified line-up and some of the best songs the band has written, they brought their live energy into the studio and captured it perfectly. Jay Pellicci’s (Deerhoof, Erase Errata) production is solid, immediate, and the songs absolutely huge!