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SSHHÂ is a rare breed of band. With comparisons ranging from Aphex Twin to The Sex Pistols, these guys are extreme. Fronted by the force of nature that is the singer Sshh Liguz, whose vocals have been described as a mixture of “Bowie, Siouxie Soux, Iggy Pop, Karen O & Robert Plant” she’s a pint sized pocket rocket to be reckoned with. By her side is the man of the hour- Zak Starkey, wielding his weapon of choice–a guitar–that takes your breath away and makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up on end in excitement. With awesome intent he moves around creating sounds to make you move! Lyrical and dynamic- the duo make, break, and make music again, drawing on inspiration from personal experience as well as the wonders of the world and the seedy underbelly that seethes just beneath the surface, no stone is left unturned.
â€œWe started playing music way backâ€ says Sshh. â€œIt wasnâ€™t serious. Itâ€™s just what we did. We said we wanted to be like the Creatures. Iâ€™d be Siouxsie. Zak would be Budgie.â€ Time passed. Life got in the way. Sshh, an award-winning artist, was busy in a different kind of studio. Zak played drums for Oasis and the Who. Then, they took another step. â€œWe started playing a few gigs in East London,â€ says Sshh. â€œWe were called Penguins Rising. Then we opened for Kasabian on a couple of shows and their audience really got us. We’ve supported Kasabian 8 maybe 10 times since then. What a zone! Penguins Rising! The only time anyone spelt it right was when we changed our name to SSHH.â€
â€œIssuesâ€, released in November of 2016, includes a whole host of very special guests, and is a genre- bending strut through the last five decades of music. The album is a very modern homage to all the epic bands which made SSHH what they are today. The band was able to ultimately unite rhythm sections of the rock elite likeÂ BlondieÂ drummer Clem Burke,Â The Sex Pistolsâ€™Â drummer Paul Cook and bassist Glen Matlock,Â Primal Screamâ€™sÂ drummer Darrin Mooney and bassist Simone Butler,Â Marilyn Mansonâ€™sÂ drummer Gil Sharone and bassist Twiggy Ramirez,Â The Big PinkÂ frontman Robbie Furze, drummer Santa Davis ofÂ Bob Marley & The WailersÂ and evenÂ Pearl JamÂ leaderÂ Eddie VedderÂ for a raucous concoction of tunes from Peter Tosh & Bob Marleyâ€™s iconic call to action â€œGet Up, Stand Upâ€ to The Sex Pistolsâ€™ â€œProblemsâ€ and more.
Whether it be electronic, blues, punk, funk they all go in to create this bitches brew. Thereâ€™s something for everyone to get down with. Seductive, Sultry, Hot and Heavyâ€¦ sweet dreams are made of these baby. The future is now. The future is SSHH. Look out for new music this Spring!
â€œSSHHâ€™s music â€¦ doesnâ€™t sacrifice the knack for melody Zak picked up playing with groups like The Who and Oasis, or by being the son of one of the most melodious groups in rock history.â€
â€“Â Entertainment Weekly
â€œThe duo deliver a faithful, but blistering cover of â€œProblemsâ€ alongside Matlock and Cook, with Liguz injecting her melodic vocal turn with plenty of Johnny Rotten-esque snottiness.â€
â€“Â Rolling Stone Magazine
â€œSshh Liguz and Zak Starkey (son of Ringo) are the brains behind SSHH, the electro-punk duo. This cut of â€˜Get Up Stand Upâ€™ takes a more maximalist approach than the original Wailers tune and translates as stadium-ready upon the first listen.â€
â€œLiguzâ€™s singing voice is flawlessly punkâ€”ice queen Siouxsie Sioux, with the spunk of Johnny Rotten and the balls to take on any genre of music.â€
â€“Â RIFF Magazine
â€œA pelvis swinging slice of gnarly power-pop rock with vocals so saucy they make ketchup seem like mere waterâ€
â€“Â NME Magazine