Stephen EvEns releases new track I Hate Shop, hot off the back of his recent album, Employee of The Month, the track is self-produced at Brixton Hill Studios and is set for release, June 11 via Onomatopoeia (Hurtling, William D. Drake, Crayola Lecturn)
The single is taken from the album, Employee of The Month, which is packed full of self-effacing candour as post-punk, indie-pop troubadour Stephen EvEns unleashes his alter-ego. The beatnik, indie-punk escapade is accompanied by swooping motoric guitars, squelching effects and crackling sounds that fluctuate from the exotic, improvisational to a deadpan realism. EvEns muses on the futility and injustice of the world, all delivered with a huge wry smile and a glamorous, magical and eccentric delivery.
I Hate Shop is an indie post-punk critique of one major high street retailer – accompanied with full-on Krautrock groove, metronomic beats and heavy bass providing the backdrop to EvEns harmonic suburban drawl. Crackling in with a bovver-boy garage rock groove, the crashing roaring sounds provide the perfect backdrop. In this existential piece EvEns muses on the futility and injustice of the everyday delivered with a glamorous and eccentric charm.
Multi-instrumentalist and talented musician Stephen EvEns tours with his own guitar and full band line-up, or occasional casio-tone. In this track, while EvEns holds his own on drums, vocals and baritone guitar, this track brings a whole host of Brixton Hill collaborators, accompanied on backing vocals from: Caroline Gilchirst, Anna Dodridge (Hot Sauce Pony), Gabi Garbutt (Gabi Garbutt & The Illuminations), Kate Arnold and Katie Wilson, he is also joined by fellow Brixton Studio comrades, Nick Howiantz on bass and Jimi Scandal on lead guitar.