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From human like forms (Damaged Goods) LP
The Shadracks are a three-piece rock n' roll group hailing from Medway, Kent. With timeless and expert precision the Shadracks play from 37.3 years in the past 33.7 years into the future. The actual origins of the group date back even further with their cultural appropriation of Babylonian 'Rhythm and Punk. A mere 3 years ago Huddie Shadrack and Elisa Abednego had a brief encounter in deserted parkland. Discovering sheared an interest in vacant park benches, herbaceous borders and beat music it became paramount that they form a group - and quickly. After the release of there self titled debut LP, a subsequent live BBC 6Music session for Marc Riley and a fast selling EP, Elle Meshack retired from The Shadracks to peruse a career as a Poly Styrene impersonator aboard a Tahitian cruise liner: SS Honolulu Baby. Fortunately for the bass bereft Shadracks an advert placed in the window of a local stationers was answered by a certain Rhys 'King Nebuchadnezzar' Webb. A meeting issued and after proclaiming "Oh merciful Marduck, may the house that I have built endure forever" Their followed a two-hour induction ceremony (in which to learn all the new tracks for their forthcoming long player From Human Like Forms and Webb, for it was he, was sworn into The Shadracks fraternity. From Human Like Forms sees The Shadracks achieving giddy new heights in their song writing and performing abilities - pushing their ancient sound 3.7 years ahead of the current lunar time module. - - - Councillor Duxbury 2021
The Shadracks! A morbid lot, these Shadracks. Whereas most young British combos prefer to lose themselves in London, this unearthly trio extend a yardarm to a far northern Yorkshire city for inspiration. There they find ample bleak, cobbled streets and drab supermarkets to encourage their milk-fueled Go-Go racket. The Shadracks formed within the colorful punk gang garage scene of Chatham, Kent. Pummeling their instruments under the gray skies of The North allow them to see everything in black & white. Rock'n'roll is a prism through which they filter their death rattle of a motorbike beat, imbued with the scent of Ambrosia. Shimmy on.
Though the embalming fluids of River Medway flow through their veins, The Shadracks' reputation in Yorkshire grows. Deriving their moniker from mortician Emanuel Shadrack of local funeral parlor Shadrack & Duxbury, it is his partner Councillor Duxbury who has taken it upon himself to write assorted promotional literature for the combo, calm and embalmed. Rumors of a limited-edition Shadracks calendar continue to haunt the band as their fervent obsession with northern Yorkshire marches on. Do the Postage Stamp.
It appears to all not be in vain. Placing their song "Twisterella" with a leading local dance ensemble led to snaring a contract with Damaged Goods Records who've released two albums of their scullery-charged garage realism, The Shadracks and from human like forms (both of which are available now from The K Mail Order Dept.) Stamp & Shout.
Councillor Duxbury, unofficial chronicler of The Shadracks
As their fantastic reimagining of contemporary life (and death) expands The Shadracks have fashioned almost a country of their own, a British Museum of the Incorrigible, of which they are both Prime Minster and Foreign Secretary. Album number one, The Shadracks, combines short bursts of punknoid castaways with blasts of distorted rear-views. The follow-up album, from human like forms takes a more narrative approach to rock'n'roll without getting too literary for the base-minded pogo jockey in us all. Just what one needs to recharge one's battered batteries in these haunted times.
From Medway, Kent to the far reaches of Yorkshire The Shadracks lead the parade in a world of their own. Gotta get there. Meanwhile Councillor Duxbury rears his white, bespectacled head looming over the incubation of yet another fab Northern dance craze. But that's a hearse of a different color.