This is an archive of the band profile for Shatner.
Shatner's brand is essentially sci-fi tinted punky-pop-rock, not afraid to be big and awesome, but equally not afraid to slip a few jokes in. Its first two albums 'Energise' (2004) and Thirteen O'Clock (2007) achieved critical acclaim.
The band has re-emerged with a new album "Wow Signals" released in CD form in late 2014 and from all the usual digital outlets from Feb 2015.
The new album was recorded with James Kenosha, whose credits include working with Pulled Apart By Horses, Dry the River, Marmozets, Carl Barât, Mikky Ekko and Dinosaur Pile-Up. It was mastered by Tom Woodhead, out of Forward Russia.
Shatner is essentially the brainchild of singer-songwriter-guitarist Jim Bower. His younger brother Rick plays bass. Backing vocals are provided by "Planet" Claire Gibbons and Sarah Niven. This particular incarnation sees a burgeoning link between Shatner and Huddersfield rock legends The Scaramanga Six - the Six's drummer Gareth Chaplin appears on the album, and their main guitarist/songwriter Paul Morricone has volunteered to play some live dates with Shatner later in 2015..