Shock Machine Releases Album 

Last week Shock Machine released their self titled album ’Shock Machine, kicking off proceedings with a killer album launch show at the ICA on the 1st September. Dressed in his signature Gucci suit, James Righton of Shock Machine performed tracks ‘Unlimited Love’ and ‘Open up the Sky’ to a packed room of fans, living up to his ‘Disco Nick Cave’ nickname that we have for him here at the Machine office. “The influence of Tame Impala on opener ‘Open Up The Sky’ or LCD Soundsystem in ‘New York I Love You’-esque closer ‘Something More’ are more than apparent” – DIY Magazine 

“Unlimited Love’s hands-aloft chorus could easily slot alongside ‘Love Frequency’s ‘There Is No Other Time’, while eponymous title track ‘Shock Machine’ is a dappled futuristic odyssey that’ll satisfy the Klaxons mourners for a little while longer. Maybe it’s even just that, on the likes of ‘First Of May’ and ‘Fire In My Heart’, the falsetto backing vocals give the impression that he’s roped in Jamie Reynolds for a hand. But even when James borrows the keyboard part from OMD classic ‘Enola Gay’ on ‘Strange Waves’ it’s not the only thing that feels familiar.” – DIY Magazine 

Listen to the full album here: