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The Manic Shine / Press

"Tighter than a government cut...Addictive...The Manic Shine hit pretty hard"


"Timeless...impressively soaring choruses and some clever electro noises, while the slightly off-kilter guitar work gives a real edge to proceedings..."

A Short Fanzine About Rocking

"Simply irresistible…With material as strong as this, Blindsider will make people sit up and take notice! 4/5"

Entertainment Focus.com

"The big guys on the scene should be peering over their shoulders; The Manic Shine are coming!"

Muso's Guide

““…'Pretend' builds to a heavy crescendo of noise, they certainly know their way around a power rock riff when they hear one!” ”


"Undeniably impressive. A blindsider through and through! 8/10"

Bring The Noise

"The Manic Shine are some musical geniuses...It’s not every day that you come across such a fantastic new band. 5/5"

Alternative Vision

"Jaw dropping...You must listen to this band, they are amazing."

The Mag.com

"Sounds great!"

James Theaker - NME

“Van Morrison, The Black Crowes and Counting Crows collide in a dimension that disregards the divides of time and genre...They create a markedly distinctive new world of sound; a union that is at once as exciting and contemporary as it is comfortable and familiar.”

“What impresses the most about The Manic Shine’s songs is the way they subtly blend the rhythms of dance music with the maturity of modern rock, all the while retaining a classic sound that makes their music exciting and fresh.”

Jonathan Muir - Durham21.com