KURT SHANKS – Blood Line Heart

kurt-shanksIn the autumn of 2011, Kurt Shanks released his solo debut EP ‘Seven Flights Up‘, a short mixed bag of styles that gave a fair overview of his broad talent. Ranging from thoughtful acoustic twiddles to solid singer-songwriter fare to the title cut’s rhythmically heavy workout, it promised good things for the full-length which was due to follow at some point in the coming year. It felt like a long wait – almost exactly a year, in fact – but it was ultimately worth it, since the eleven tunes on ‘Blood Line Heart’ provide a much better look into the workings of a gifted songwriter…and in lead single ‘Shake Shake Shake’, the world gets an immediate power pop classic.

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