Silver Shields

2013 has been something of a whir for London three-piece Silver Shields. The psychedelic/noise merchants released their debut six track EP back in April to sunny skies and happy attitudes, immediately catching the attention of Gary Crowley on his BBC London Introducing radio show. Since then, they’ve enjoyed numerous plays on the programme and have also been given airing on his Amazing Radio show, gathering the support of tipster blogs and various magazines along the way, all predicting big things for the band.

Ending the year with a couple of blistering low-key live shows with strobes-a-plenty and smoke machines on full blow the band are currently booking shows in 2014 and recording new material to release early next year.

’Almost Chill-gaze in stature, Dream-Pop purists may marvel at the intricacy of their statically charged sound. Defiantly melodramatic and independently hype-free, Silver Shields are beautifully weighted Shoegazers’ - Mojophenia

’On their debut six-track EP, the promising London trio Silver Shields take the gorgeous, atmospheric guitars of prime Creation shoegaze/dreampop bands, and transform them into something altogether more substantial and dynamic’ - Music Week

’Shoegaze seduction, distorted innuendo and nu-London charm: The band are adept songwriters who’ve combined the shoegaze appeal of My Bloody Valentine with pop-orientated singles - a feat not easily accomplished’ - Diffuser.fm

’An eclectic collection of tracks - at times sounding like The Lightning Seeds covering Ride ("Where Is the Love"), at others invoking the spirit of Johnny Cash and Gram Parsons ("The Ballad of Matt Belgrano") but always passed through a filter of dreamy guitar, grooving bass and driving drums’ - Drunken Werewolf

’Explosive in places and built to groove, Silver Shields have definitely managed to create a sound which is both unique to them, while keeping their influences at the forefront’ – Mystic Sons