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Shookrah announce new single 'Gerascophobia', out March 3rd 2017.
Gerascophobia, the title of R&B band Shookrah's latest single, is defined as 'an abnormal and insistent fear of growing old'. Set for release on March 3rd, this high-octane number rails against society's never-ending quest for eternal youth.
One of the current crop of R&B/Hip-Hop acts to flourish in Ireland in recent years (alongside Rusangano Family, Hare Squead & BARQ), Shookrah released the single WOMAN in 2014, attracting airplay and press acclaim before going on to perform at Electric Picnic, the Other Voices festival and venues throughout the country.
The sextet's latest offering is propelled by an up-tempo synth,drum and bass pattern, with snappily-articulated vocal and guitar melodies alternating and intertwining above it. Lead singer Senita (as heard on Le Galaxie's Tell Me Twice and Bantum's Feel Your Rhythm) dwells on the subject of youth, a theme to be further developed on the five-track EP Clichés (May 2017), of which this single is a taster. Gerascophobia is released on March 3rd, accompanied by a music video collaboration with animator Zootghost.
SHOOKRAH are based in Cork City and do their best to make banging R&B music. R&B that's dark like Kendrick Lamar, sensual like Beyonce and badass like James Brown. Powered by a rhythm-section of synthesizer, drums & bass, two female voices share melodies with a generously-effected guitar on top.
One of Ireland's nascent generation of R&B/Hip-Hop acts led by African-Irish musicians (singer Senita), Shookrah's musical contemporaries include the likes of Rusangano Family, Hare Squead and Barq. Proud products of their hyperactive local music scene, the soul sextet first took the stage at the Cork Jazz Festival, before bringing their live show to Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Knockanstockan, Other Voices and the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.
The October 2014 release of the Implicit Content EP followed the release of the debut single WOMAN, which garnered airplay on RTE 2FM and BBC Radio Ulster and saw its music video feature on Hot Press and Nialler9. Headline, support and festival appearances along with live videos have occupied the band in the meantime, while members have shamelessly sought further fame featuring with Le Galaxie and Daithí, touring with Husker Du's Grant Hart, and as the leading couple in Hozier's Take Me To Church video.
Five fresh numbers are set for release in May 2017 on the Clichés EP, a mix of songs for chilling to, and songs to stand up and dance to, with an Irish tour to accompany the release.
"Shookrah have stormed the scene with a fresh sound that isn't what you'd expect from an Irish group" - Hot Press (Issue 39.14)
"An up-tempo infectiously produced introduction to Shookrah’s attention grabbing sound,
‘W O M A N’ bustles with all the confidence of great R&B music." - The Last Mixtape Blog
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