| Sputnikmusic
 

I’ll admit that I’d never heard of Shaka Ponk when I woke up this morning. I would be as blissfully unaware now had a publicist not dropped an mp3 of ‘Do’ in my inbox, but the Berlin-based French band have made a big impression in that short timeframe.

Forced to leave their native France due to restrictive broadcasting laws that limit the opportunities for non-French language songs on the radio, Shaka Ponk decamped to Europe’s art music capital to further develop their heady multi-lingual mix of rock, pop and electronic music.

‘Do’ is taken from the band’s latest record, Bad Porno Movie Trax, and it quite neatly sums up the contrast of styles the group has to offer, setting a metronomic electronic pop verse against a raucous squealing chorus that calls to mind another great German group, Accept.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.





Willie
03.23.10
French, you say?

poweroftheweez
03.23.10
good sounds, ugly dudes.

Eclectic
03.23.10
The track sounds great, I might have to get more of these guys

Baphomet
03.23.10
nice to see electronic music to get some love in sputnik; good stuff.

BallsToTheWall
03.23.10
Uhhhh.....not a good thing to listen to first thing in the morning.

greg84
03.23.10
Here's the crazy video to this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MxohJG-d-A

Ghostechoes
03.23.10
Sounds like The Rapture, but even worse. Sad face.

You need to be logged in to post a comment
Login | Register

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2013 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy