New Year, new music, new talent - and who better to embody that brave spirit for the year ahead than with one of 2014's most promising prospects, Shy Nature. Listen to their new single 'Lie Back' below.
After meeting in Liverpool, the four-piece are now based in London - from where they're certain to launch a pretty full-throttle attempt at world domination in 2014 and beyond.
With the indie anthemics of The Maccabees, the jaunty joy of Vampire Weekend and the quick-fire rhythms of The Strokes, but lifted by a wide-eyed, sky-reaching cinematic approach to rock, 'Lie Back' is the sound of a band to whom guitar classics couldn't come any more naturally. It sounds epic and ambitious, but never pretentious. Expect to hear a lot from Shy Nature in the year ahead
'Lie Back' will be released on 17 February through Kissability.
Listen to 'Lie Back' by Shy Nature below
The band will embark on a UK tour this February:
The Cockpit 3, Leeds (February 7, 2014)
Stealth, Nottingham (February 8, 2014)
Korova, Liverpool (February 9, 2014)*
Castle Hotel, Manchester (February 10, 2014)*
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow (February 11, 2014)*
Hare & Hounds, Birmingham (February 12, 2014)
Boston Music Room, London (February 13, 2014)*
Lennons, Southampton (February 15, 2014)*
The Louisiana, Bristol (February 16, 2014)
*With The Creases
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