Track Of The Day – Shy Around Strangers – “Never Look Down”

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Shy Around Strangers are a new (ish) band from NYC who combine thundering bass, chiming guitars, swirling keyboards and the smoky whiskey cracked vocals of Emily Powers to great effect. Vocally Powers is somewhere between  Shirley Manson and Metric’s Emily Haines, which as you would imagine is a pretty darn fine place to be.“Never Look Down” artfully combines flourishes of 80’s cinematic melodrama with radio friendly 90’s grunge to produce a sound that whilst not unique, is extremely satisfying and expertly crafted. And y’know, some days you just cant be arsed with being challenged by wilfully perverse yelping laid over sampled sounds of crickets masturbating (see Bjork,) sometimes you just want a big fucking monster, balls-out TUNE and Shy Around Strangers deliver it with aplomb!

Download it for free at the bands Bandcamp page HERE

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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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