We went on the BBC Radio 1 Review Show for the sixth time earlier this month. Come and listen to what happened when our Deputy Editor, Hugh Platt, got Shrine their first ever play on national radio, and had to describe what listening to a rubbish Rita Ora song was like without resorting to a stream of expletives.
There are at least four bands with the name "Shrine":
1. A Bulgarian dark ambient project started in 2003.
Official website: http://shrine.me.uk
Official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/shrine.project
2. Icelandic black metal band formed in 2014, previously known as Gone Postal. Debut album 'Unortheta' will be released in 2015. Þorbjörn - Guitar/Vocals, Nökkvi - Guitar/Vocals, Ævar - Bass, Stefán - Drums. Facebook / Bandcamp
3. SHRINE, a sludgemetal quartet from Sweden. Have played together with big acts as Read more on Last.fm
Shrine on Thrash Hits
April 8th, 2014
March 31st, 2014
Thrash Hits verdict: As with pretty much all new bands, they formed from the ashes of a couple of bands from within the same local scene and Shrine did just that. With drummer, Liam Kearley and bassist, Andrew Gosden putting the band together with Joe Gosney, guitarist and today’s interview subject, they started putting music together. When Will Gardner’s band, Lithurgy parted ways, he added vocals. The result is a proggy, math riff-oriented mix of rock and metal that knows how long to linger on the melodies and when to descend into darker, sludgier ways. They’re releasing a new EP on 07 April 2014 but we’re streaming it below. Listen to it.