Bite The Shark
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Bite The Shark

Manchester, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Manchester, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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With a sound as snappy and hungry as their band name suggests, Bite The Shark have made one impressive and attention grabbing entrance with debut single First Blood. Consisting of three songs which roar and swagger with a muscular rock tenacity and punk ferocity, the release is an adrenaline charged juggernaut of rock ‘n’ roll. If you are looking for music unafraid to get dirty whilst spilling bodily fluids then letting Bite The Shark and its single clamp its jaws on you could be one of the wisest moves you make this year.

Hailing from Manchester, the UK band only formed in the early days of 2014 and has swiftly drawn a healthy attention and fan base their way. The recently released First Blood equally took no time in garnering acclaim and more, its success leading to an invitation to the trio of Rory O’Grady and brothers Adam and Edd Langmead, to record with Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bullet For My Valentine, Twin Atlantic) this September. Like the music within the single, it is fair to say that Bite The Shark is on a charge.

Gas & Air right away tells you all you need to know about its creators, rugged riffs immediately sizing up ears before welcoming imposing rhythms and spicy grooves. It is a striking entrance which is as bold in its presence as it is addictive Microsoft Word - bitesuarez.docxin its explosive enterprise. Elements of Turbonegro and Buckcherry whisper across the raucous adventure as well as spillages of old school punk rock, all resulting in a richly flavoursome and highly anthemic stomp. Hooks and increasingly infectious grooves continue to enslave ears and emotions whilst vocally the band provides a captivating call and brawl of passion drenched energy. The song seems to be the one the band’s fans has grasped to their hearts the most and it is easy to see why as it flirts and romps around the senses.

For us though it is Burn em to the ground (sometimes seemingly just called Burn) which ignites the biggest lust. The track is a beast of an encounter, its opening prowl of beats and bass grooving irresistible and only added to by the sonic squall from the almost belligerent invention of the guitar. Lyrically and musically the song has a snarl and attitude which finds its seeds in bands like The Clash and Stiff little Fingers, whilst its addictive grooves and rapier like swings of rhythms infuses a hard rock riot into its predation. Politically powered and lyrically accusing with a weight of sound and tenacity to back it up, the track is immense and the seal to believing Bite The Shark is definitely going places with the potential to make a lingering mark.

The single is completed by the acoustic track Ms. Ratshit, a song with a swing to it that is bordering on rockabilly and vocals which simply captivate. Based on One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, it is another contagious stomp to cast praise and ardour over.

Do expect to hear a lot about Bite the Shark ahead and if you are wise you will jump on board their ascent right away with First Blood.

First Blood is available now @ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/first-blood-single/id899365205

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A WIGAN band hopes to return to the heyday of punk music with its uncompromising, socially-conscious debut single.

Trio Bite The Shark has released the three tracks of First Blood showcasing its up-tempo, aggressive sound and politically-aware lyrics influenced by classic punk bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash as well as American act Green Day and grunge band Nirvana.

The band, made up of Rory O’Grady and brothers Adam and Edd Langmead, recorded the three tracks, covering subjects ranging from literature to recent celebrity sex scandals, at Alien Sound Studios near Skelmersdale.

In keeping with punk’s tradition of confrontation and baiting the rich and famous the single comes with a suitably controversial cover featuring former Liverpool footballer Luis Suarez, an ironic reference to his notorious suspensions for biting opponents on the field.

Bassist Rory said: “Burn is a very political song, it’s about paedophiles. We were just shocked by the scandals at the moment and wondering how they managed to get away with it.

“The third track is based on One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, but we’ve changed the character’s name a bit.

“It’s old school punk with a bit more attitude than what we usually do, quite thrashy in places but sometimes with a bit of groove to rock out.”

The band decamped to Chinatown in Manchester to record a somewhat surreal video for lead song Gas And Air, and will be playing the songs live in the autumn around their commitments with party rock band Boomin.

Bite The Shark is also planning to return to the studio later this year in Cardiff with celebrated metal and rock producer Romesh Dodangoda, who has worked with the likes of Motorhead and Bullet For My Valentine.

Rory said: “We know a band Romesh has recorded and their singles with him sounded unbelievable. He’s also worked with some of our favourite bands. We’re trying to fit in some live dates here and there and plan a tour around November. We’re also working on a Wigan date for a homecoming event.”

First Blood is out now, available from iTunes. To find out more, search for the band on Facebook and Twitter. - Wigan Today


Discography

Get Ready - (Covers Album)
Get Ready Limited Edition - additional 3 tracks including 1 original.

Get off my Microphone - (single) all been aired on 97.4 Rock fm

Boom Boom - (single) aired on 107fm The Bee.

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Lifes too short to waffle on about a bio.... 3 piece unsigned manc punk rock band.. check us out on youtube mate...

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