Shields take British indie and give it a good shake through a giant Parisienne disco. This is music to go to a day-glo club on a Friday and drink vodka lemonades to, rather than spend hours in your bedroom trying to figure out the riffs. Like if Miami Horror covered Foals, but better. Ok, like Friendly Fires if the tape got caught on fast play then. Guitars – and guitar solos – appear, but on this EP they know they’re overrated, so don’t impose on the slap bass (yes, slap bass) in ‘Mezzanine’ or the vocal harmonies in ‘Turning Corners’, for example. And their cover of SBTRK’s Pharaohs is spot on.
October 20th – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
October 21st – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
October 25th – Cargo, London
October 30th – Leopard, Doncaster
November 2nd– The Ruby Lounge, Manchester