SHEL Releases Holiday Video
December 7, 2016 (Nashville, TN) — The alt-folk quartet of sisters known as SHEL has released a new video for “Gather Close” from its Winter Fairyland EP, now available at all online outlets and the SHEL Store. The Boot exclusively premiered the video saying, “‘Gather Close’ is an original holiday tune, written by SHEL, that captures all of the nostalgic and romantic experiences and feelings that the holiday season brings…”
SHEL filmed the video one afternoon after shopping for ugly holiday sweaters at Goodwill. Buying from Goodwill supports the band’s Just Crazy Enough Challenge, an ethical clothing initiative meant to encourage people to buy ethically sourced or recycled clothing.
The Winter Fairyland EP contains three originals, and three holiday classics. “A few years ago, we began the tradition of releasing an annual Christmas single beginning with ‘Toyland,’ which was one of the first songs I remember hearing,” reflects SHEL’s Eva Holbrook. “I like to imagine children and adults listening to these songs for the first time, and I hope they escape into the same beautiful realm we found while creating this EP.”
2016 has been a whirlwind year for SHEL, highlighted by the release of its second LP, Just Crazy Enough, back on May 13.
Just Crazy Enough seamlessly blends the vocals and unique instrumentation from the four Holbrook sisters, Sarah (violin, vocals), Hannah (keys, synth, bass), Eva (mandolin, lead vocals), Liza (beatboxing, drums, djembe). Just crazy Enough was co-produced by Dave Stewart (member of the Eurythmics) and Grammy winner Brent Maher.
Raised in Colorado, the four sisters that make up SHEL grew up in an old trailer park that their family restored and turned into a farm. Music, arts, and creativity were strongly encouraged in the Holbrook household, and that upbringing shines brightly in SHEL’s sound. SHEL music is many things sonically, but its coherence and distinctiveness comes from the sisters’ commitment to making every song an honest four-way collaboration.
- Sleigh Ride
- I Know You’re Real St. Nicholas
- Gather Close
- Jolly Old St. Nicholas
- Children Of The Circus