Shields - Mezzanine
Artist ShieldsSong title Mezzanine
Year 2012Genre(s) Rock
Alt pop five piece Shields unveil the hilariously creative video for their latest single 'Mezzanine' which is taken from their debut EP 'Kaleidoscope' due out as a free download on November 19th 2012.
The video shows a sock puppet world where one sock goes to therapy following a tempestuous relationship with an unfaithful sockette where he loses his temper during a row about her sock drawer misdeeds and she ends up being mauled by a cat. We also see the band rock out; all as sock puppets with miniature instruments of course - a low budget but truly imaginative creative piece directed by Vicky Simmonds. The track itself is of a more serious nature lyrics-wise, but the video, upbeat vocals and synth driven melody suggest that Shields to do not intend to be taken seriously. They are clearly a band for fun which is also proven by their willingness to give away this track and four others for nothing.
The Newcastle quintet; who are Luke (guitar/ bass/ vox), Rich (guitar/ vox), Tom (drums), John (percussion/ bass) and Dave (guitar/ keyboards/ vox); have performed alongside Neon Indian, The Naked and Famous, Zulu Winter and Wintersleep and are set to hit the road with To Kill A King for five UK dates.
October 18th - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London w/ Born Blonde, Daytona Lights & Munich
w/ To Kill A King
October 20th - Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
October 21st - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
October 25th - Cargo, London
October 30th - Leopard, Doncaster
November 2nd- The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
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