Indie Music Reviews

Review for French Punk Rock Band The Shapers- ‘Everybody Needs to have a Dream’

Artist: The Shapers

Three skater friends from Toulouse, France have been shaping the music scene since 2009 with a fusion of French Skate Punk, Brit rock, to a Californian surf beat. Their feel good skate “punk” is ideal for kicking your feet up with a brew, while watching the waves crash. After, first finishing their 2-month tour in Indonesia, sharing the stage with Silverstein and Can’t Bear This Party, the boys got to soak up a new culture and the emerging punk scene in Asia. Lead singer and guitarist, Anthony, had been learning Chinese for the past four years, and after the boys watched “Beijing Punk” it got them excited to spread chaos in China. “Joie de vivre”… happiness derived from life, is exactly how this album vibes, from the catchy lyrics to the head bobbing beat. It’s no question that the bands influences are the Sex Pistols, Ramones, Blink 182, Green Day, and Sum 41.

Standout songs such as “Like a Panda” and “Summer Date” (track 12 & 13), are every bit of California Surf Punk to the Raw British rock feel which comes alive with the galloping beat of Remi’s drumming. If you’re vibing something with a lighter sound and great guitar riffs as well as deep base guitar from Nicholas, hit tracks 2 and 5, “Still Miss You” and “Uncool Day”. Then when 5 o’clock hits, grab that Corona and lime, turn on “Sitting on the Sand” (track 8), to unwind with a smooth, beach boys-esque guitar and drum beat sound. Check out their music vid “Summer Date on Youtube (

This 13-track album has the upbeat, hair down, riding in your convertible sound, and as for you fella’s your mustaches are free to fly in the wind too.

Review by Katie Burkhart


About CW Ross

I'm a Christian who likes writing about Indie and Christian music, college softball and airguns.


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