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Stream: Shrug Life – Making Progress


With varyingly mind-numbing electioneering currently frying a good portion of the island’s collective head, Dublin indie-rock trio Shrug Life want your vote…

… of confidence pertaining to the release of their excellent new single, ‘Making Progress’. One of our 16 For ’16 acts, the Danny Carroll-fronted maestros set out with the following Five Point Plan in mind:

1. Danny (lyrics, vox & guitars), Josh (drums) & Keith (bass) write song.
2. Get song recorded & mixed by Fiachra McCarthy (HEFTTRAX).
3. Get song mastered by Mark Chester.
4. Get artwork designed by Sean Conroy (
5. Release song via online platforms.

They have succeeded and they hereby have our vote.

Tipping their hat to the restless of rancour of The Jam and the Smiths‘ more biting efforts, it’s a perfectly jagged, decidedly droll take on the somewhat shoddy state of Irish political mumbo jumbo.

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