Fellow Glaswegians Sumshapes have an LP ́Cabin Biscuits ́ (in consort with: Mon cul c’est du Tofu? and the band ́s own Gruff Wit) coming out 30th of June. Record release will be held in Glasgow that day, Followed by a week of giggles in France and Benelux.. finding some kinda shape as we type… Sumshapes are a pythagorean-skronk-pop trio that ́s not to be confused with one of our alltime favorite bands; DAWSON who were around in the late 80ies / early nineties.. who started out with exactly the same 3 members… new band, new music.. oh my godly and matured cremecheese!
The tempo house writes: Brand new album Cabin Biscuits has just been released and it is absolutely brilliant, a dynamic and frenetic record, which is combative, yet playful. Fusing the raw immediacy of punk with more esoteric post-rock influences, Sumshapes are Ali Begbie, Jer Reid and Richie Dempsey, a brilliant trio of musicians who used to play in indie favourites Dawson (Dempsey has also drummed in The Stretchheads) but are an entirely new band.
Maximumrocknroll (Issue 414 – Nov 2017) reviews ‘Cabin Biscuits’: Band reunions are fraught affairs, so when these three Glaswegian chaps formerly of DAWSON started playing together again, they opted to write new music under a new name. That’s not to say they’ve completely left the past behind: there are moments here that sound very much like their old band, but on the whole it’s a different kettle of pilchards. Still very much rooted in the post-C86 art punk of friends and contemporaries like the Ex, BIG FLAME, DOG FACED HERMANS, and MINUTEMEN / FIREHOSE, Cabin Biscuits incorporates elements of indie rock (even melodic guitars!), an overall more robust sound, and dare I say a more mature approach? Aye? Essential for fans of DAWSON or any other bands I mentioned in this review and highly recommended for everyone else. (AM)
(Et Mon Cul C’est Du Tofu? / Gruff Wit / Red Wig)