Shaking Chains is set to drop their new album titled ‘Overvalued Ideas’ on January 29th. The album, as a whole, is one of those multi-layered proto-post-punk magnum opuses that spit fire and excrete gasoline. But it does it with a varied wonder that gives each song a voice in an anarchist’s chorus.
About Shaking Chains
Eclectic art-pop fourpiece Shaking Chains release their new debut album, Overvalued Ideas, on 29 January 2021. The album was produced in Manchester by Jim Noir. Shaking Chains’ first single received airplay on BBC6 Music and Radio X, leading to support slots with Manchester band James.
As the name suggests, Shaking Chains are driven by a desire to innovate – evidenced by the video for breakthrough single, Midnight Oil, which used AI to create a unique visual experience on every play. It’s racked up a million views since its release, garnering praise from Vice, Creative Review and BBC News. The Guardian chose the video to lead its feature ‘Innovations that changed music videos’, alongside tracks by Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel and Run the Jewels.
Shaking Chains have used the recent period of lockdown to finalize their album and develop a clutch of new videos to accompany the release.
The recordings were made in rehearsal spaces, bedrooms, and cheap studios over the course of several years, reflecting the rise and fall of Empire 2.0.
According to the band, these songs “focus on the past decade of Tory rule and on Little England’s insistence on licking the boots that forever stomp on their faces.”