Shatner release latest album Enlightenmental

June 4th saw the physical release of the highly anticipated album ‘Enlightenmental’ from 5 piece power-pop outfit Shatner, following a successful and oversubscribed pledge campaign, and recent BBC airplay for the album’s lead tracks “Heterosapien” and “We Go Woo”. 
Hard to pin to a particular genre, Shatner have recently been described as somewhere between The Clash, XTC and The B52s.
Jim Bower, the band’s main songwriter, known for underpinning infectious songs with a smart and often darkly humorous subtext, teamed up with Paul Morricone for this album. Paul is known for his work with another legendary Yorkshire band, The Scaramanga Six.
Recent line-up changes have led the band in a more strident guitar-led direction, and working with Producer James Kenosha (Pulled Apart By Horses, Carl Barat, Marmosets, Dinosaur Pile Up and more) the band have made an accomplished new album that they are confident will move them along from “local heroes” to a much wider recognition.


Shatner’s first album ‘ENERGISE’ was released in 2005 to universally enthusiastic reviews. The band’s second album THIRTEEN O’CLOCK was released in November 2007, and has had even more critical acclaim.

Then, things went a bit quiet for a while, but in late 2014 Shatner emerged from stasis with a new album “WOW SIGNALS” and a new line-up.

Current Crew

Captain Jim Bower. Guitars. Vocals 
Science Officer Paul Morricone, Guitar
Helm Rick Bower, Bass, Vocals
Chief Engineer, Anthony Sargeant, Drums, Vocals
Communications Officer: Sarah Niven, Vocals

Shatner – Space Cathedral

Shatner – We Are Not Alone

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