Songs for Lovesick Teenagers
Pixies in a punch up with early REM and Teenage Fanclub with The Flaming Lips playing innocent bystanders while Neil Young and The Beatles try to stop the fight - they all become great friends in the end :) Brainchild of guitarist/singer/songwriter Declan Harrington, Shibuya Crossings are originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Now based in London, Declan started the band as a solo project, writing, playing and producing the entire album on his own. Some Radio/Press Quotes: We Love this, Typically, Everybody Thinks You're dead is a magical fusion of The Pixies, The Dandy Warhols and Neil Young - it's just brilliant - Cormac Battle, The Wireless RTE 2FM (Ireland) Our tip for the top - Rory McConnell, Radio 1 Excellent - David (Rigsy) O'Reilly Across The Line BBC Radio Ulster Great Songs! Totally my taste in quality songwriting and production. - Martin Bowen (Manager The Automatic & Head Probabtion Managaement) With TYPICALLY, EVERYBODY THINKS YOU'RE DEAD, the band deliver a near perfect indie pop tune, infectiously catchy, noisy in all the right places and slick in all the others. A glorious collision between The Flaming Lips, The Beach Boys, Idlewild and Snow Patrol; Shibuya Crossings could well be the next genius pop band waiting to explode. If TYPICALLY, EVERYBODY THINKS YOU'RE DEAD is any indication of the quality control, expect this band to be huge. Mike Bond (Ukmusicsearch) One of those rare pop-fixated moments where you're hooked the minute the stylus hits the grooves. All in all a simply gorgeous release - Losing Today Magazine Intense wall-of-noise combinations of guitars and strings, album is a radio-friendly collection with enough variation to make it's way back into the record player - The Mag Online Gliding melodies, over a power pop strum along, Rock Complete Subba-Cultcha.com great song...Declan Harrington has brought out the beauty in what sounds like total depression. More great things are promised from this sinister pied piper. -new-noise.net.