Shriekback

Hand on My Heart Remixes

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This EP took Shriekback's love of the remix to new heights, offering not one but three alternate versions of the first single from Jam Science, two of which were remixed by Adrian Sherwood. "Hand on My Heart" has a pretty irresistible groove, but over 16 minutes of it is more than most people need. However, the fourth track, "Nerve," is one of Shriekback's very best non-LP songs. Built on a simple blues structure, it boasts a huge, booming bass drone and a driving rhythm supplied by new drummer Martyn Barker. This more aggressive sound offers a hint of the direction that their next album, Oil and Gold, would take.