Shrag – ‘Devastating Bones’

Shrag - 'Devastating Bones'

Like Stuart Murdoch fronting QOTSA

Unglamorous, unheralded, and underrated, Shrag are the sort of band you want to root for on principle alone. Thankfully, ‘principle alone’ doesn’t have to come into it. ‘Devastating Bones’ is a more muscular, less irritating genus of twee, a kick to the danglies with a steel toe-capped clog, or – if you want to get really ridiculous – Stuart Murdoch fronting QOTSA.

Barry Nicolson