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'You Can't Shut Us Up'/'The Whispering Of Giants'
(Three Hands Records)
Release date: Monday 13th April 2015

Johnny Main

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This double A-Side single is the first offering from Glaswegian quartet Baby Chaos in over seventeen years and let's face the facts, it's been worth the wait and it's great to see them back in action once again.

The band first burst onto the scene back in 1995 with their well received major label debut album 'Safe Sex, Designer Drugs & The Death Of Rock 'N' Roll' which was followed up in 1997 by 'Love Your Self Abuse' before the band (seemingly) disappeared without a trace.

Now, they are back (with the original line up) and with a new album, titled 'Skulls, Skulls, Skulls, Show Me The Glory' being readied for release at the end of April and this single is the first indication of how the band are faring now and if your record collection stretches back to the halcyon days of Baby Chaos, then prepare for the fullrebirth of the band. 'You Can't Shut Us Up' is a fast paced number with a great guitar riff driving the song.

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The vocals from front man Chris Gordon are good too, and the backing vocals help to beef up the sound during the simple, but catchy, chorus.

Drummer Davy Greenwood puts in a good performance and as the song reaches its climax, he batters out the beat one last time. Inspired by this great age of connectivity that we all find ourselves in, the song references our ability to be part of a greater collective voice, through modern technology, in a much more immediate and forceful way than we have been able to before. 'The Whispering Of Giants' on the other hand is a much simpler affair.

It really showcases Gordon's great voice during this slower tempoed number. Don't get me wrong, it still rattles along at a fair pace but you're pretty much a third of the way through before the song really comes to life. Greenwood holds down a steady beat which is pushed to the background leaving the guitars and vocals to take centre stage.

If I had to choose a favourite out of these two numbers then it would be 'The Whispering Of Giants' without a doubt. You can almost hear the passion and hunger, especially from Gordon as he navigates the lyrics, that have reignited the band and if this is an indication of the material on their upcoming new album, then it's certainly one that I'm looking forward to.

You can see the official video for 'You Can't Shut Us Up' here:

You can see Baby Chaos live here:
Saturday 30th May – Camden Rocks Festival, London
Saturday 18th April – Stereo, Glasgow
Friday 10th April – The Barfly, London

Baby Chaos are:
Chris Gordon – Vocals/Guitar
Grant McFarlane – Guitar
Bobby Dunn – Bas Guitar
Davy Greenwood – Drums

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