It’s been a while since I personally wrote an Introducing piece but luckily I have found a band that have prompted me to change that. Shinies are a 3 piece from Manchester who despite only forming in September 2011 already look to be incredibly promising. Having played their first live gigs at the beginning of the year and put their first home made demo online for the world to hear, they are now set to release double A Side Shola and Pillow Talk.
Sonically, this is what I call ‘Skins’ music. With lo-fi guitars, irresistibly catchy beats and lyrics that tell a broken love story, it’s the type of indie rock which has is likely to find itself receiving widespread attention due to the effortlessly “cool” sound of it. In this respect it is exactly the type of music which has become synonymous with said TV show, because while perfect for highlighting teenage angst it’s still perfectly accessible and relevant to older generations as well. It’s hardly surprising, then, that the aforementioned home made song Spent Youth has already received over 3,000 plays on Soundcloud, generating a wealth of attention most bands as youthful as them could only dream of. It certainly indicates what should be a very promising future.