SHVPES’ current single, ‘Skin & Bones’, now has an official accompanying video! Check it out here: http://vevo.ly/BNQWBU
“This song is about maintaining your integrity when you’re surrounded by people who are trying to diminish it,” explains front-man Griffin Dickinson. “It’s taken from my time at school, where it seemed that being in any way different to the ‘norm’ meant you were ostracised and ridiculed for your differences. This song is both in recognition of how much it got to me, plus a reminder to never let that mentality take hold of me again.”
It was important to the band that the theme of the song be well illustrated in the accompanying clip…
“The video represents someone who feels like an alien in their surroundings, alone & encircled by people who take them as some sort of gimmick, but they do their own thing regardless.”
Meanwhile, SHVPES will embark on a 17-date run of UK shows this October/November, taking in headline, co-headline & festival appearances…
Kicking off in Leicester, the first 5 shows are headliners; SHVPES will be bringing along five-piece rock band, Empire, as main support before joining forces with Press to Meco for an 11-strong co-headline run.
All SHVPES appearances are listed below:-
10 Leicester, The Cookie (main support from Empire)
11 Colchester, Arts Centre (main support from Empire)
12 Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms (main support from Empire)
13 Birmingham, Rainbow Cellar (support from Wars, A Promise To Forget, No Idols)
15 Norwich, Sound and Vision Festival
17 Bournemouth, Anvil (co-headline with Press to Meco)
18 Plymouth, Underground (co-headline with Press to Meco)
20 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (co-headline with Press to Meco)
21 Nottingham, Basement (co-headline with Press to Meco)
22 Manchester, Satan’s Hollow (co-headline with Press to Meco)
31 Southampton, Joiners (co-headline with Press to Meco)
02 London, Boston Music Rooms (co-headline with Press to Meco)
03 Leeds, Key Club (co-headline with Press to Meco)
05 Sheffield, Corporation (co-headline with Press to Meco)
06 Glasgow, King Tut’s (co-headline with Press to Meco)
07 Newcastle, Think Tank (co-headline with Press to Meco)
08 Liverpool, Studio 2 (co-headline with Press To Meco)
SHVPES will also be hosting an album release party, set to take place on October 13th in their hometown of Birmingham. The party will take place at Subside Nightclub, following their gig at Rainbow Cellar.
Free entry, 18+ only. Bring ID.
Fans of SHVPES can instantly download ‘Skin & Bones’, ‘Two Minutes of Hate’ & ‘False Teeth’ upon pre-order of their forthcoming debut album, ‘PAIN. JOY. ECSTASY. DESPAIR.’
The SHVPES store also offers exclusive bundles including hats, t-shirts & patches.
‘PAIN. JOY. ECSTASY. DESPAIR.’ will be released on October 14th via Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records.