The latest track “Silk Road” from the Shipbuilders greets you with an instantly cathartic melody, reassuring that your aural senses are well and truly in deft and stylised hands. The Liverpool-based band have a timeless take on modern Indie which incorporates a style not all too unreminiscent from tracks by the Beach Boys and the Pixies. Yet, there’s an extra added bite behind the soundscape; a tangible virile energy which you can’t fail to notice through the vocals and lyrics. I never make a Manic Street Preachers comparison lightly, but in this instance, it’s more than deserved, and it definitely wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the Shipbuilders vocalist gives James Dean Bradfield a run for his money.
Everything about Silk Road is simply stunning and endearing. I’m officially excited to hear what the Shipbuilders come up with next.
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Review by Amelia Vandergast