A solo music project born in the creative heart of Montreal, Canada, The Shew Paaks first came to prominence in 2019 with the release of ‘If These Notes Could Talk…’, an immersive instrumental album that helped define their expansive rock sound. Now, three years on from that seminal release, the project is back with another impressive collection of strong grooves and dreamy guitar solos.
Inspired by groups such as Tame Impala, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Allah Las and Khruangbin, but also by the great UK and US classics of the 60s and 70s, The Shew Paaks delivers a fine blend of contemporary and nostalgic sounds, tapping into forgotten rock sounds to make his mark. At the helm of the project is Franco-Canadian multi-instrumentalist Thomas Chollet, AKA Tom G Stout, who calls on a few long-time friends to accompany him on certain pieces, including drummer Dominik Salameh.
An album marked by diverse and constantly changing rock styles, ‘Time Machine’ was released in May of this year, and since then, it’s been garnering its fair share of praise. Notable for its gorgeous musical journey and emotional scale, it’s an album that shifts effortlessly from raw personal moments, to more easily relatable and accessible soundscapes. Across the nine new tracks, Tom weaves a unique brand of magic, creating an album that is ultimately unforgettable.
One of the websites who have previously lent their support to the new album, Stereo Stickman shared, “The Shew Paaks delivers a fine balance between the deeply personal and the broadly relatable, and that quality allows the twists and turns of ‘Time Machine’ to really take the listener somewhere new. ‘Time Machine’ is the kind of project that really lifts you out of your lull. Get this collection in your headphones and start walking – just set the pace and go, keep going. See where the music takes you."
Available now, ‘Time Machine’ is a brilliant blend of rock eras and heartfelt emotive moments stitched together to create an album that is enchanting, expressive, and definitely worth experiencing. You can stream the album in full above via Spotify, and be sure to follow The Shew Paaks on Instagram and Facebook below.
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