Shakanaka are a duo from Bergen who formed in 2014 when guitarist Toggi and drummer Egge began hanging out, listening to music and eventually decided to start a band. Since then their lo-fi slacker songs have landed them tonnes of airplay on Norwegian student radio and support slots with bands like Cloud Nothings and Paws. And now we’ve got their latest single, ‘Baby Feelings’.
‘Baby Feelings’ is a peppy, scuzzy ode to wanting someone by your side at all times: “All I ever wanted was to walk with someone like you”. There’s nothing especially complicated about this song, and that’s one of Shakanaka’s strengths. They combine shouty, catchy vocal melodies and guitar fuzz to make a direct, charming guitar-pop song. And that’s never not a good thing. Shakanaka’s debut EP Nothing At All is out now on Vibbefanger.