THE SHAKER HYMN
The Shaker Hymn are a five-piece alternative rock band from Cork, Ireland. Having known each other since childhood, the catalyst for what would become The Shaker Hymn was a two- month American excursion early in 2012. A remarkable road trip ensued, involving acoustic support slots to Chelsea Crowell (daughter of Rodney). It was on this trek that brand new, future-embracing songs were crafted; songs that would shortly enter the repertoire of the fledgling Shaker Hymn.
Following national and local airplay of their first two critically acclaimed singles, the band's debut album, Rascal's Antique, was released on 30th May 2014, on the band's own label, Heavy Noids Records.
In late 2015, the band released two new singles of raucous fuzz infused psych-pop to serve as a taster from their forthcoming album ‘Do You Think You’re Clever?’ (due April 1st 2016). With both tracks already garnering the band local and national radio play & plenty of media acclaim from press and blogs alike they were recently named as "A band to watch out for" by Hot Press Magazine, an opinion further cemented when chosen to perform at Whelan's 'Ones To Watch 2016' Showcase Festival in January 2016.
“The kind of proud, unashamedly guitar-driven record debut that would once have been pounced on by an enlightened imprint such as Creation or Go! Discs”
— Record Collecter Magazine (U.K)
“Sucking It Out’ is frenetic new track that builds to a kaleidoscopic indie-rock outro. Given the more stylised production and overall sense of sonic placement that permeates throughout ‘Sucking It Out’, things are looking well-set for the Shaker Hymn’s new album.”
“while The Shaker Hymn evoke some of the best characteristics of 90s bands, this is an intently forward looking outfit, classic songwriting acumen with a 2016 edge.
The deft hooks make the listener at once appreciate this is a serious band is at work.”
— F.M.S. Fashion|Music|Style (U.K)
“It’s a polished effort, with classic rock echoes of everyone from John Lennon to Richard Ashcroft.”
— The Irish Times
“Gorgeous retro British pop-rock”
— STEREOGUM (U.K)
New York born and Cork based, Patrick Freeman is a musician and songwriter who has been traveling the world playing, learning and putting out vibes for a number of years both as a loner and with a myriad of acts such as Old Hannah and The Bonk. His debut album Cherry Blossom Fall was released in late 2015. A number of singles and an Irish tour are planned for late 2017 with tours of Europe and the US planed for 2018.
“Patrick Freeman catches your ears with the superbly toned melodic purr of all three tracks on his “Perfect Fit” EP
Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
“Seems wherever Patrick Freeman is wandering, we should be listening out.”
“Perfect Fit is an interesting trio of songs…a unique creature all of Freeman’s own design. Simple yet gorgeous, I’m already looking forward to what Patrick Freeman has in store for next time.”
The Wild Honey Pie