Manchester based 3 piece SHINIES bonded over a love of Elliot Smith, My Bloody Valentine and Teenage Fanclub. Their sound exudes lo-fi guitars with poppy undertones, relying heavily on melody, drive and frantic rhythms.
Ric and Adam met at school and had been continuously playing together but rarely their music got out of the bedroom or garages they practiced in. They met Tom whilst he was playing guitar for a local Manchester band and after they split in 2010 he began to take up drums. It was a case of moving into a house in South Manchester and locking themselves in the basement, which began the creation of their own pop songs combining discordant chords and swirling melodies.
Having only formed in September 2011, after three months of honing their sound they put their home made recording of ‘Spent Youth’ online which caught the attention of various blogs and Dirty Bingo Records.
The label responsible for putting out first singles for Novella and Woman’s Hour have now come on board to release new tracks ‘Shola’ and ‘Pillow Talk’ as a double A-side single. The tracks were recorded in February by Rory Bratwell on Lightship 95’, a boat moored on Trinity Buoy Wharf, and demonstrate SHINIES ability to combine a pop melody with a harder edge.
Released on 16th April, ‘Shola’ is the first to song to be heard from the double A-side and you can listen to it below
They played their first live shows in January of this year in which they roped in close friend Joe for bass duties to complete the live line up. With more shows in Manchester upcoming and talk of a venture to London SHINIES are set for a bright future.
24th Feb – Trof Fallowfield, Manchester w/Gross Magic
2nd March- Ruby Lounge, Manchester w/The Jezebels –
10th March- Roadhouse, Manchester w/So Many Wizards –
15th March – Ritz, Manchester w/ Wu Lyf
6th May- Sounds From The Other City Festival, Salford.