UK post-punkers The Shills return with their latest release the 'Sweet Inertia' EP on the 17th May 2010 with new UK shows announced.
Hailing from Cambridge, The Shills don't hang about when it comes to knocking together thorny three-minute wonders with a classic British charm reminiscent of The Smiths, Pulp, The Clash and Elvis Costello.
I became aware of Joe Strummer way back in 1977. I was about 13 years old and at the right age for a teenage rebellion. Yeah, punk rock came along and killed any chance of educational qualifications. I was going to gigs in Portsmouth, England...This is when I saw The Clash live for the first time [...]
It's because of the new Babyshambles & Friends release, a cover of The Clash's brilliant song "Janie Jones" that brought the new cd Janie Jones (Strummerville) to my attention. There's more behind the appropriately named cd than meets the eye though, as it's to benefit the charity organization The Joe Strummer Foundation For New Music. [...]