On their new LP CHECK EM BEFORE YOU WRECK EM the Shovell somehow carry on the lineage of the truly golden age of British heavy rock whose dog shit stained road was paved by the likes of Budgie, Sabbath, early Motorhead, Quo, Lizzy, The Groundhogs, Stray etc. Chuck in a healthy chunk of U.S. and Aussie proto metallurgists Sir Lord Baltimore, Dust, Bang, The Litter and Buffalo, as well as a healthy Vertigo Swirl of dew picked mushrooms bad trip psych. The Shovell thinks the world could do with another slice of no-nonsense re-gressive proto-rock n metal - one that you dont need a Degree in doom-rock or a Masters in metal to appreciate just a love of when music was F U N !!!!