Words: Paul Laird
Our Single Of The Week this week comes via SHADER and their cover of the Simple Minds classic (Don’t You) Forget About Me. Not only do they do the anthem justice, they expand on the song by putting their own stamp all over it. Not too different in terms of the format of the original, which is a positive, Shader have released perhaps the best ‘lockdown cover’ we can recall. Stream here.
Tied to the Nineties
The Shop Window are a four-piece indie pop band, fronted by Carl Mann and Simon 'Syd' Oxlee.
By Paul Laird @mildmanneredmax
Rock N Roll outfit Shader are set to release a cover of the Simple Minds classic Don’t You (Forget About Me) this Friday - in support of both The Music Venue Trust and #WeMakeEvents. All proceeds from the single will be donated to the two causes.
Torquay post-punkers Tourists serve up a dark twisted fantasy like no other- but it’s brilliant.
Mike Clerk is a Scottish Singer-Songwriter and Keep Movin’ is his second release. Phenomenal. The best song you’ll hear all week. Piano chords appear on top of a fuzzy guitar riff. Understated vocals. A massive sound. Reflecting on a dizzying few months, Mike said “Since I put the first single out it all went a bit wild. I never expected it to be honest, as I’ve not even been able to gig yet - and especially during a time like this where most of the industry is really struggling. I mean, I have mates that do sound engineering and tour managing for some huge bands that are having to get jobs at Amazon to keep themselves afloat - it’s beyond brutal, so I never expected to end up in a position to be signing anything apart from mail deliveries. It’s the main reason why I’ve still never bothered approaching any record labels to work with on putting out the album. It’d just be bad manners to go knocking on anyone's door while they’ve got their own problems to deal with”.
With plays already on Indie Rocks radio and BBC Introducing, the new single from Joe Wright, 'Way Out' is already garnering a buzz ahead of its release this Saturday, November the 21st.
The Shiiine Weekender has announced the line up for 2021, with Feeder, Cast, The Coral, The Bluetones. Black Grape, and Glasvegas amongst the confirmed performers.
By Robin Mumford of The Indie Plug