Review – Fake Shark

Album: Faux Real
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Genre: Alternative

Faux Real is the highly anticipated album from Vancouver band, Fake Shark. The trio had worked on this album since their 2013 release, Liar. Since it’s release, they dropped singles “Cheap Thrills”, “Something Special”, “Heart 2 Heart” and “NOFOMO”, which are all featured on this album.

Since their days of heavier music, dropping the Real Zombie off their name, and lead singer, Kevvy Mental’s, black hair, Fake Shark has been a favourite band of mine. It has been interesting to hear the band evolve and one album not sounding anything like the next. It’s reasons like this that fans stay loyal to the band – they can’t wait to hear what they will come up with next.

This album in particular has taken a more alternative take on today’s pop music. This alt-pop-synth mix has its roots shown in songs like “Something Special” and “Secret Weapon”.

Overall, the album is catchy, nostalgic, dance-worthy and over all a great step forward for Fake Shark. It has so many elements in it that music lovers of different genres could get into it.

And to celebrate, they’re going on Tour. If you want to hear the songs live, you can check them out on the following dates:
May 27 – Lucky Bar – Victoria
June 1 – The Forge -Edmonton
June 2 – Commonwealth Bar – Calgary
June 3 – The Exchange – Regina – ALL AGES
June 4 – Capitol Music Club – Saskatoon
June 5 – The Park Theatre – Winnipeg – ALL AGES
June 8 – Rum Runners – London – ALL AGES
June 9 – Baby G – Toronto
June 10 – The Mansion – Kingston
June 13 – Turbo Häus – Montreal
June 14 – L’Anti Bar & Spectacle – Ville de Quebec
June 15 – Plan b Lounge – Moncton
June 16 – Fishbones Oyster Bar – Charlottetown
June 17 – The Seahorse Tavern – Halifax
June 23 – Tall Tree Festival – Port Renfrew
August 19 – Ponderosa Festival – Rock Creek – ALL AGES

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