The Sleeping Shaman 4/12/23

By Reza Mills
I first became aware of Labasheeda having reviewed their last release, 2020’s Status Seeking about which I commented on it being ‘an enjoyable listen and fans of 90s indie will become misty eyed with nostalgia’, something I didn’t address however was the band’s name. A Google search reveals that it is the name of a village in County Clare in Ireland famous for Irish traditional music and dance.
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Obscure Sound 22/11/23

Amsterdam-based trio Labasheeda tout a rousing rock sound on their new album Blueprints, impressing in its range of fervent alt-rock, moody post-punk, and string-laden haunts; the latter compels in particular on standouts like “Fossils” and “Procedure.” The act has released multiple albums and EPs since 2004, and continue to impress on Blueprints, emphasizing the act’s knack for stylish rock immersion alongside alternating time signature and Saskia van der Giessen confidently dynamic vocal presence.
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