Track Of The Day #82: Shy Around Strangers - Never Look Down

Track Of The Day #82: Shy Around Strangers – Never Look Down

Shy Around Strangers Band 1Shy Around Strangers are a three piece from NYC. Comparisons abound. I’ll go with sparky, anthemic, hopeful, insistent and carrying the torch for pop-infused new wave in these latter days.

Emily Powers’ vocal line is suitably crushed around the edges and is quite simply a voice we could listen to all night.

In an admirable stance, they are for the moment insisting that their branding, their persona, come across only in the music, and are therefore avoiding the usual “aren’t we photogenic and good looking” route. The little picture here is about the closest we are going to get. In fact, they say “their bodies are mere vessels to project musical imagery, instead of billboards attempting to sell a pre-fabricated image”. So give up the googling and just enjoy the track. There’s not much out there yet, the band are only now working on their debut EP, for release at the end of August. Going on this track, we’re all ears

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