Newcastle’s rising trio, Shamu, have followed their two 2017 single releases with their new song, ‘Eyes Are Wide’.
The juxtaposition between their dance-inducing drum samples and powerful lyrics are synonymous with their brand, which has been impressively established for an upcoming band with only 4 previously released tracks.
Frontman Evans’ raw and reverberative vocals are both piercing and soft at once, with the song combining heartfelt lyrics with an underlying instrumental which is impossible to stand still to. This notion of not being able to stand still is truly felt at their live shows, with lengthy middle 8 sections allowing the crowd to dance along easily. It is interesting to hear a band that is able to elegantly combine both a synth-pop genre with meaningful songwriting.
A recent supporting slot at Little Buildings in Newcastle showcased an intimate and interesting list of new tracks, along with their popular tracks ‘The Sorry Window’ and ‘Where to Land’, so expect more releases soon.
2017 saw Shamu share a stage with brilliant northern bands such as The Old Pink House in October, and they also performed at Evolution Emerging earlier in the year. The band has worked alongside BBC Introducing North East on a number of their shows, and recently performed at the Sage Gateshead on January 27th with artists Shy-Talk and VITO.
The release of ‘Eyes Are Wide’ will precede the upcoming debut EP, suspected to be released this year. Hopefully, a headlining show will follow, as it would be great to hear a full set from these guys soon.
To listen to the new track, head to shamu.bandcamp.com now.