The Shaking Sensations
OnlinePrintCopenhagen post-rockers, The Shaking Sensations, initially formed to escape the confines of their small, desolate and windy town in western Denmark. Little did they know, that in doing so, the five-piece would build a reputation that would see them join a group of up-and-coming post-rock bands following in the footsteps of heavyweights like Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Having released their 2010 debut EP, This Is Your Hellfire Region, the band experienced a sharp rise to prominence in Denmark due to the simple melodies that would lead the listener on a tranquil, dream like journey before culminating in a beautiful, often deafening chaos.
Debut album, East of Youth, encapsulates everything that is good about an over populated genre with tracks like “Our Hearts Were Young and Gay” featuring heart-wrenching guitar work throughout which, while sparse, conjures up a variety of reflective emotions. This is in stark contrast to album closer, “Homage to Boyhood”, which really defines the bands heavier side. The track also showcases why the band have opted for two drummers perfectly, both rhythmically and in terms of the sheer wall of sound they manage to create.
The Shaking Sensations have been touring extensively in both Denmark and Germany, sharing a stage with bands such as Caspian, Russian Circles, And So I Watch You From Afar and Gifts From Enola. With the release of East of Youth, The Shaking Sensations aim to make inroads within the UK music scene, and by adding a new energy and a much needed boost of reckless abandon, they will be a worthy addition to these shores.