Shht is the fruitful result of a get together. Seeking to expose a sublime truth in all things kitsch and quirky, the combined force of what constitutes Shht results in an enticingly wet post-pop dream.
Today they proudly present to you their sophomore album Noneketanu. Much more a result of collaboration than its predecessor, the music featured on the album stems from a busy year crammed with jamming and performing as a strong, grooving unit. Lyrically, the subject matter zooms in this time, to deal with a much more personal experience of joy and sorrow. Since the release of their debut album, Love Love Love (2018), Shht has built up quite the live reputation, and as for the follow up they set themselves the challenge to capture this live energy in the form of a recorded piece of music. The result is Noneketanu, spanning from simple songs to unprecedented polka rave, it was recorded mostly in live takes, adding only a few overdubs afterwards, if any.
Shht is know to strike audiences with inexhaustible energy. They have played over 200 shows, including Pukkelpop, Linkerwoofer and Leffingeleuren (Belgium), Best Kept Secret Festival and Eurosonic Noorderslag (The Netherlands), Oppikopi Festival (South Africa), MENT Festival (Slovenia), G! Festival (Faroe Islands) and Trans Musicales (France). They have toured in Spain and The Netherlands, and also accompanied ‘De Staat’ as support band on their recent tour across Central Europe and Great Britain. In their home country, they have played shows in De Vooruit, Ancienne Belgique, Het Depot, De Kreun, and many more.
Shht embodies the rich cultural heritage that Ghent has to offer for those who care to look. From the quirky, energetic experimental jazz funk of Beraadgeslagen to the hard hitting beats of the DeeWee trademark to the raw rage of Raketkanon, Shht soaks up the musical multitude of what lives and breathes in their city and combines it with their love for established masters such as Zappa, Kanye, Mr Oizo, The Beatles, Mauro Pawlowski, Mathijs Steels, Bach, … Resulting in their very personal touch.
A1. Shht – Hello? Hello!
A2. Shht – Morning Coffee
A3. Shht – Heavy Hearts
A4. Shht – Epos
B1. Shht – Magic Man
B2. Shht – Noneketanu
B3. Shht – Sosume
B4. Shht – Talk About
B5. Shht – Way Down
All songs written and mixed by Shht
Produced by Shht & Pascal Deweze
Recorded by Pascal Deweze & Shht at Studio Jezus
Mastered by Jørgen Træen
Album cover made by unknown
Photo taken at Haw Par Villa, Singapore
Found on Instagram @lizzyvandierendonck
CD-booklet & vinyl design by Anton Cla
Drawings by Shht, Femke Fredrix and Anton Cla
Shht would like to thank Pascal Deweze, Simon Lamont – Gentlemanagement, Björn Nuyens – Ampersand Music, Jan Chantrain, Sebastian Omerson, Pieterjan Maertens, BarBroos, the Coolsaet family, Anton Cla, Lion Beach, the De Graef family, KASK Ghent, de Savere, Gilles Bouttens, Yoran Cambier, Noor Vandendriessche, William Massy, Femke Fredrix and our parents