Oscar

Oscar

Shack Oscar (Laurel) You are probably justifiably weary of us lot telling you how brilliant Shack are. You want to listen to Korn or Travis , not some washed-up late-30-something gap-toothed geezer strumming his guitar....

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Leeds Metropolitan University

Leeds Metropolitan University

As far as crossovers go, it's pretty impressive. You wouldn't think, somehow, that fans of Les Rythmes Digitales retro-electro dazzle would also fancy Coldplay's understated acoustics. Or that anyone enraptured by the pathos of Shack's...

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Liverpool L2

Liverpool L2

Backstage, the band's name is being wielded as a verb - to get 'Shacked' . As in to be drawn into Shack 's chaotic, hedonistic tailwinds. To get royally trashed and savour that fleeting moment of scattered lucidity. Tonight,...

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Shack  : Natalie's party

Shack : Natalie's party

It's crushing that four men in their 30s with nearly two decades' recording experience behind them are the most exciting, youthful and refreshing guitar group in the country right now, but them's the facts. Nobody writes more affecting songs...

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London W1 Social Bar

London W1 Social Bar

So closely embroiled with misfortune have they been during their chequered existence that every time Shack come out to play now feels like a special event. Especially when it is a special event. Back in the original Summer Of Love they would...

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HMS Fable

HMS Fable

In the latest tedious tabloid rush to demonise celebrity drug-taking, a couple of points have been wilfully ignored. Emphasising the horrors of long-term addiction, it has been overlooked that taking drugs makes you feel great. If it didn't,...

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London W1 Notre Dame Hall

London W1 Notre Dame Hall

That Shack 's legend has often outweighed the reality is understandable. Michael Head might have been blessed with a divine talent, but he was also given an all too earthly appetite for self-destruction. Five albums in the two decades...

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