Fake Shark

"Something Special"

BY Gregory AdamsPublished May 10, 2016

Vancouver's Fake Shark haven't quite announced the details behind the full-length follow-up to 2013's Liar, but the band are about to take some new tunes on the road. Ahead of the spring trek, they're premiering a grooved-up single called "Something Special" through Exclaim!

While Fake Shark began as a spazzy hardcore band, the project continue to evolve towards a more swerve-centric funk-and-pop sound. A steady four-on-the-floor slam supports guitarist Louis Wu's mirror ball-spangle six-string plink, while vocalist Kevvy shows a finesse for tuneful, motor-mouthed wordplay.

Here's what Kevvy had to say about the song:

I wrote this song making fun of the fact that social media has given everybody a voice, and how a lot of people feel they deserve fame and popularity, regardless of talent. It's just real sarcastic, commenting on a world where even your grandma is hash tagging her instagrams (instagrandma), hoping to get more followers, but why?

Produced by Hot Hot Heat/Mounties member Steve Bays, "Something Special" can be heard down below. Fake Shark are still working on their next LP but had previously been teased the release in the summer of 2015 with their "Cheap Thrills."

Fake Shark's tour schedule, which includes dates with Royal Tusk, can also be found below.

Tour dates:

05/16 Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha
05/17 Kingston, ON  - the Mansion *
05/18 Ottawa, ON - House of Targ
05/19 Ste Therese, QC - Bar le Cha Cha
05/20 Quebec City, QC - Le Sous-Sol de Cercle
05/21 Timmins, ON - Working Class *
05/24 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
05/25 Regina, SK - the Exchange *
05/26 Saskatoon, SK -Vangelis Tavern
05/27 Lethbridge, AB - Studio Nightclub *
05/28 Calgary, AB - Ship & Anchor
05/29 Edmonton, AB - Mercury Room
06/22 Vancouver, BC - 604 Studios

* with Royal Tusk 

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