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Shed Seven has released their fifth album Instant Pleasures after 16 years since they released Truth Be Told (2001)!
But what a release, pure Shed Seven’s harder edged indie-
Shed Seven hasn’t been sitting idle for all of those years with members of the group doing other ‘projects’ and as a group still popping-
But having been away for so long, what is the new material focusing on? Well, lets delve in and see what we see, and hear what we hear.
The single and starting point to Instant Pleasure is the full rock song Room in my House, that put Shed Seven on top straight away, no messing.
Nothing To Live Down and It’s Not Easy wants to make a strong impression on the listener and both songs have strong messages: one being resurrected into a life altering situation; and the other recovering from one of life’s lows, which has befallen each group member since the break-
Said I’m Sorry is the make-
This is going to be a favourite for the Shed Seven diehard fan Better Days -
Though you would feel Enemies and Friends is a bitter song about the past within the group, but if the songs lyrics was just about that it is concealed. In the latter song on the album -
Well, we hear some maturity for sure in Hang On about not committing suicide, no matter how bad things get, however the music is uplifting -
Butterfly on a Wheel sounds familiar but Shed Seven make this track their own, with innocent lyrical themes like back in the younger days, like shyness and not understanding people that you’re in a relationship with. Well some things just don’t change, even with age!
Finishing off with a strong indie track Invincible, that has two clever lines in the song, ‘Breathing in and in seems overwhelming,’ -
Instant Pleasures -
“Shed Seven have a heavier, edgier sound on their new album Instant Pleasure”