Electro-pop is a term that has been bandied around for a few years now, mapped into public consciousness by acts like La Roux, Robyn, Ladytron et al. A new wave of artists have surfaced as of late, some great, some pretty generic. London’s SHiiVERS fall into the former category. Newcomers to the scene, they blend head bopping instrumentation with catchy vocals to create a fun, radio-friendly track in the form of ‘Animalism’. Catch the band live at The Slaughtered Lamb in London on 27th March.
They say: “Animalism is about the insincerity of certain relationships and our addiction to dissecting other people’s lives in a cold and detached way”.
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SHiiVERS make anthemic electro-pop, blending layers of dark synths, grimy basslines, intricate beats and beguiling lyrics. Formed in 2018, they consist of university friends Tom and Clara who love pop music that tells a story, inspired by everyone from Sylvan Esso to M83, Chvrches to LCD Soundsystem.
They are recording their follow-up with Spotify studios and Cameron Gower Poole (Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie, Jorja Smith). When they’re not working on new songs, the duo produce club remixes of their own tracks and others, so expect their live shows to turn into a full-on party.
SHiiVERS are playing a number of dates in London in support of their release as well as Standon Calling Festival on 26 July 2019.