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Ex-Wellfed Boys get over losing Zach Shipps to Electric Six with ease

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Now Zach Shipps calls himself The Colonel in Electric Six, his exes, Chris Plum and Brendan Benson, are revitalised. Exuding the cordite whiff of their Detroit base, they appreciate a retro lick or four, and could be the missing link between The Flaming Lips and The Kinks. Plum and Benson make a great double act, whether lyrically, vocally or instrumentally. If you like hardcore with hooks, they’ll liven up your personal space.


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