Sunday, September 01, 2013

SHY NATURE - Band of the Month September 2013

This month's BOTM on Kool Rock Radio is SHY NATURE, one of our favourite new acts. They caught our attention with their excellent debut single "Deadly Sin" and have been since then an exciting band to keep an eye on. They will release their self-titled debut EP on September 16th. 

This North London five-piece formed in late 2012, William (vocals, guitar) and Philip (guitar) met Matthew (drums) after knocking over a fridge at a party in Liverpool. From this initiation grew a friendship which, years later, led to them writing songs about growing up in your twenties. The band was completed by old friend Gary (bass) and new friend Christopher (keyboard). 

Taking the DIY characteristics of a home studio to extremes, they transformed Matthew's flat into a space for writing, rehearsing, recording and filming. Where for 6 months they focussed entirely on developing their songs. Often marrying dark themes with bright instrumentation, their name references the silent observations that inform the music and lyrics. Their debut track "Deadly Sin" was self-released on May 13th 2013 and achieved national and international recognition. 

Following a packed live show at The Old Blue Last just after the release of 'Deadly Sin', the band supported The Breeders 'Last Splash' 20th anniversary performance at a sold-out 2000+ capacity Forum in Kentish Town. 

Opening with the jangly guitars and playful keyboard of lead track "Sinking Ship" (which was featured as Single of the Week here on KRR), the band's self-titled debut EP builds upon the anthemic 'Deadly Sin' and will drive live activities through the Summer, Autumn and beyond, while they ready further material for release in 2014.

Recently, the band unveiled "Washout" (also featured as SOTW) another contagious indie pop anthem from the upcoming EP. Check out the just released music video for the track below. 

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