When I heard that the Shovell had a new album out this year, I shrugged my shoulders and moved on. I wasn't interested, and was keeping myself busy with some new hardcore bands. This was working fine for a while, and then I found a comment on Instagram where someone was comparing the new album, Very Uncertain Times, to the first Motorhead record.
If you aren't familiar, that self titled Motorhead album is a bit punkier and dirtier, and shows the band before they really fell into their signature sound...and I absolutely love it. So, with that in mind, I decided to finally check out the new Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell.
Goddamn. This record hooked me. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. Those early Motorhead comparisons were spot on, and I found myself listening to these songs daily, easily making it one of my favorite rock records for the year. Such a great surprise.
By the time I wanted to buy a copy of Very Uncertain Times on vinyl, the clear die hard pressing was long sold out at Rise Above Records. I wasn't happy about missing on on the clear vinyl, but he purple vinyl used for the US pressing works well with the cover, so I can live with it.