#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with SHELLS

SHELLS took the time to tell us about her recent EP release, weird habits and her most recent embarrassing moment! It’s all here…


   

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Here’s our first interview of 2017 and it’s with none other than beautiful songbird, SHELLS. She took the time to tell us about her recent EP release (‘Shapes’), weird habits and her most recent embarrassing moment! It’s all here…


Hey, how are you?
Great thanks! How are you? 

I’m very well thanks. So what’s new with you at the moment?
I just got back to my flat after a wonderfully busy Christmas season. I’m excited to be spending a couple of weeks in London before some upcoming shows abroad!

Can we expect an EP or album any time soon?
Yes! I’ve just released my first ever EP ‘Shapes’, and am currently working on new material for the next release. 

That’s really exciting! I was wondering, where do you take your inspirations for songs from?
Listening to people, reading books, nature, personal experience… anything and anyone.

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
Radiohead, for their genius!

Have you got any weird habits?
I keep buying house-plants for my flat in London, I’ve lived in Kent for most of my life so I miss the countryside a little!

What really grinds your gears?
It takes a lot to really rile me…

Is there anything other than music you’re really passionate about?
The outdoors – wildlife, trees, travelling, reading, I love running too. 

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you, in life?
Like a lot of people, my teenage years consisted of a stream of embarrassing events! Most recently, I was boarding a busy underground train during morning rush-hour when my suitcase knocked a commuter’s high-heel shoe down onto the tracks! My uninterrupted flow of mortified apologies was the only voice to break the pregnant silence between the next few stations. She hobbled off at Westminster in her single high-heel shoe! I can laugh at myself now…

That’s hilarious! Poor woman. So, what music have you been listening to most recently?
‘Reflection’ by Brian Eno, ‘Tawo’ by Jordan Rakei and lots of Robert Johnson and Howlin’ Wolf on Vinyl – all wonderful!

What’s the best film you’ve seen lately?
I watched ‘Youth’ last night, it was beautiful. I also saw ‘The Imitation Game’ for the first time recently which I loved. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Be present.”

Sound advice! Well, thank you very much for taking the time to talk to me today, it’s been a real pleasure! Best of luck for the writing and recording of your next release…we’ll be eagerly awaiting it!


SHELLS‘ releases are all available:


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#MellowMonday: SHELLS – ‘Jailbird’


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SHELLS is a fantastically intricate singer/songwriter who we have featured before (Jagwar).

She returned a couple of months ago with her latest track, ‘Jailbird’, which is every bit as beautiful as her previous release. Her vocals are delicate and sit upon the calmly euphoric instrumentals to craft a unique and enthralling soundscape. She is creating a sound unlike anything else around right now; a truly brilliant artist in the rising!

No official video has been released yet, but should anything arise, we’ll keep you informed.

What are your thoughts of SHELLS? Have you got anything similar you can share with us? Please leave your thoughts or own #MellowMonday suggestions in a comment below or chat to us via our social media accounts.

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‘Jailbird’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/jailbird-single/id1153007354


#Two4Tunesday: M.O – ‘Who Do You Think Of?’ & SHELLS – ‘Jagwar’


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M.O – ‘Who Do You Think Of?’

M.O are a UK-based trio of girls with a very current sound. The group’s latest single, ‘Who Do You Think Of?’ is packed to the brim with dance-pop beats and tropical house vibes. The steel-drum sounds, military-like drum rolls and high-pitched vocals give it everything you could ever want in a summer song.

If the trio didn’t already have a big fanbase, this track is surely going to boost it further.


‘Who Do You Think Of’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/who-do-you-think-of/id1111432412?i=1111432500



SHELLS – ‘Jagwar’

SHELLS has just returned TODAY with her second single, ‘Jagwar’. The song boasts the same serene beauty that she showed off on her debut track, ‘Gold’‘Jagwar’ is all about letting go of something you love, and being stronger for it. Her voice is stunning and the lyrics are captivating – it’s just a brilliant tune!
You can also catch her at her first headline show at The Forge (London) on September 14 – tickets are available here.

‘Jagwar’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/jagwar/id1135868139?i=1135868334


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