Premiere: The Shaker Hymn – Trophy Child


The term “millennials” has come in for much overuse from quarters that don’t seem to have much exposure to the current millennium, much less its subjects. Enter Cork quartet The Shaker Hymn, with their second album in two years, leading off with an extended rail against the pitfalls and pratfalls of the term.

It’s a raucous rocker, armed with fuzz and invested with the psych-pop charm currently permeating the city’s musical cracks, with production from foremost psych exponent Brendan Fennessy (O Emperor), and serves as a taster for self-released album ‘Do You Think You’re Clever?’, due early 2016.

Get a listen and check the brand-new video here, and check out the free download after the jump.

Yon blurb:

Trophy Child is the first single from The Shaker Hymn’s forthcoming second album. It’s a ferocious groover of a pop song that thunders from start to finish with a self-deprecating bite at the lost millennial generation. Produced by Brendan Fennessy of O Emperor, Trophy Child is the kind of over-saturated belter that recalls the grungier side of glam rock.

The Shaker Hymn are preparing to release their second album in only two years, which will be self-released on their own record label, Heavy Noids Records. Far from sitting on the difficult second record, they have wasted no time in breeding a raw, energetic, and beastly melodic follow-up.

The forthcoming album, entitled Do You Think You’re Clever?, was recorded over a nine day period at Big Skin HQ and is due for release in early 2016.

The video for Trophy Child was shot by the band themselves. It is a soft passing comment on our fascination with distraction, a wry shot at themselves and all around them.

Trophy Child is available as a free download from

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