“Delightful electronica possessive of the beautiful human spirit” – Wonderland
“Life-affirming 80s-style synthpop that whirls around you, a cyclone of feeling with strong shining vocals, all painted in glorious gleaming waves: the inexplicable pull of love” – The 405
“This is painful pop that’s so good it hurts, with synth so sweet that it’ll set fire to your heart” – Indie Shuffle
“The kind of 80s synth-driven instrumentals to make you jump on a plane to Norway and search for the girl of your dreams” – Notion
“Plenty of punch” – NME
“Armed with ’80s synths and a propulsive undercurrent, it’s a shimmering ode to lost love and a pristine bout of (semi-) Scandipop” – The Line of Best Fit
Shy For Shore’s spectacular rise is set to continue with the painful-pleasure wonder Steal My Car. Now one of Scandanavia’s most rapidly rising pop acts, the two-piece’s latest single follows on from the runaway successes of previous single Love, Again and their 2013 breakthrough EP 1985 receiving critical acclaim from NME, The Line of Best Fit, Indie Shuffle, Wonderland, Notion and a huge number of Hype Machine blogs.
Now together for three years having formed after a chance encounter at Camden’s Roundhouse, Shy For Shore perfected their art through countless live performances and are now pouncing fully formed onto a salivating world. Steal My Car marks a huge step in the history of the duo, which will see the group’s pedigree flourish.
Steal My Car takes the best of previous single Love, Again and builds further, extending the horizon whilst still retaining the bittersweet melodic composition which Shy For Shore have made their own. Despite retaining the principal trademark sounds that Shy For Shore are becoming loved for, Steal My Car still feels like a huge progression, with the duo now battle-hardened and ready for the wider music world.
Shy For Shore wonderfully thread the eye of pensive synth yet they still retain a foundation of sanguine and resolute determination. Melancholic pop can pierce the soul in a way that nothing else can; poignant with a relentless ache yet grasping unrequited expectation and joy, and Shy For Shore do it perfectly.
Having supported the likes of Grammy nominated Highasakite and Lindstrom in 2013, Shy For Shore are to headline Oslo’s eminent Seed Club.