News

The Shanks have just been announced for SXSW 2017! Date, time and venue(s) tba…

The Shanks’ 5th studio album, “Prisons of Ecstasy“, produced by Nicke Andersson is released in Europe via BROKEN SILENCE distribution October 2016.

The Shanks perform live in Sweden for the first time in August 2016 at the Live at Heart Festival!

CMW – Canadian Music Week (Toronto, Canada) has invited The SHANKS to perform at this year’s CMW in May!

German distributor BROKEN SILENCE is set to release PHRATRY RECORDS’s  SHANKS record “Surfing the Lexicon” end of June in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the BeNeLux. Stay ‘tooned for more European news shortly…

SQUIRTGUN RECORDS (Toronto, Canada) has just released a cracking new compilation CD of SHANKS back catalogue that is entitled “Digging Deep for Sewer Crowns”. Request it at finer record shops or visit the Squirtgun site to order your copy TODAY! (cause it rips real bad)

US indie PHRATRY RECORDS (Cincinnati, Ohio) will be releasing the new full-length SHANKS record “Surfing the Lexicon” Spring 2013. Produced by Ian Blurton, the new jams will be pressed to vinyl. Totally steep. Serious.

FEEL THE HOLES and WHEN WE COME VIDEOS: The new video for the two single releases are out of the gate. One, shot in Cincinnati, Ohio, directed by Dave Markey engages the 1979 Who concert tragedy in stunning metaphors and images. The other is a record of the exploits of the SHANKS in Berlin on their debut German tour!   SEE VIDEO

April 1st RELEASE OF SECOND GERMAN RADIO SINGLE: WHEN WE COME, the second single from the new 3 song vinyl EP “Feel the Holes”, produced by Sir Ian Blurton is distributed by Broken Silence (Hamburg) for GSA, Benelux and Scandinavia

2013 SPRING/ SUMMER TOUR DATES: New confirmed concert dates for Canada are up on the shows section of this page.

UPCOMING: A short film that Pistolwhip and Crankshaft act in, a new documentary about the band, a new song vid for GET CUT TONIGHT and new tour dates for the US, Germany and Japan! Stay tuned!