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The Manic Shine are a rock band unlike any you will ever have heard. With a vast sound that links progressive alt/rock with atmospheric synth noise they combine incredible guitar solos, time signature changes and a heart-pounding groove to deliver an inebriating wall of metamorphic art rock.
The four-piece from north London look forward to a busy 2013 in support of their fan-funded album 'Let Go Or Be Dragged'.
Guitarist (Orren Karp) and drummer (Tamir Karp) were born at the foot of the Golan Heights, Israel, where their Scottish mother met their Israeli father. Ozzie (or Osama Alexander Rodgers) was born in London, but was raised in Dubai by his Syrian mother and English father. All four have degrees in music and they bring a vast, impressive knowledge of their instruments to their work.
Their first single Pretend from their self released debut album 'Blindsider' had support from NME, BBC Introducing's Tom Robinson and a host of blogs. The Manic Shine have supported Carl Barat and The Maccabees and play regularly in clubs across the UK. Their extensive touring has built them a fanatical fanbase, who helped the band finance the recording of their second album through a crowd funding website.
The band enlisted producers The Animal Farm to produce the album, which was recorded completely live, without a click track, without any Protools gimmickry. 'Let Go Or Be Dragged' features a young rock band with the chops to go where other bands have no business even trying.... The Manic Shine are a rock band unlike any you will ever have heard.
- James Theaker - NME
"I REALLY like The Manic Shine!"
- Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
“We like that song, Burn Me On The Ceiling, very much!”
- Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing
"Their brand of genre-hopping technical wizardry is where modern rock music is at!"
- Music Week
"Jaw dropping...You must listen to this band, they are amazing."
- The Mag.com
"The Manic Shine are some musical geniuses...It’s not every day that you come across such a fantastic new band. 5/5"
- Alternative Vision
"Supreme modern-rock musicianship...this is the dirty type of blues-rock that’ll get your spine tingling like a classic Zeppelin track"
- Obscure Sound
"It is bands like The Manic Shine who make British music great!"
"a true alternative to popular culture...technically proficient rock as played by skilled musicians...reminiscent of Incubus in their heyday"
- Risk & Consequence
"Filled with energy and intricate sounds...The Manic Shine stand out from a lot of new and emerging bands out there. "
- Sound Influx
"The Manic Shine represent a new era of indie-rock music in London... Their music is raw and gritty."
- Cat On The Wall