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INTERVIEW: Shallows

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Great thank you.

Can you talk to us a bit more about your latest single “Pale”?

Pale was one of the first songs we wrote for the band. It went through many incarnations before we reached the version you hear today. It was almost scrapped at one point as the sections didn’t gel together properly, but thankfully we got there in the end.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

It was inspired by a feeling of mutual frustration with previous projects we’d all been involved in. We wanted to make a track that was more direct, exciting and honest.

How was the film experience?

Our friend Niall Lea made the video. It was created using a collection of old photos. The idea came from watching Terrence Davies’ Of Time And The City which is a filmic eulogy to Liverpool.

What was it like to work with Dave Sanderson and how did that come about?

We met Dave through our management. He was great and made the recording process really easy for us all.

Would you say Liverpool plays a role in your music?

Absolutely. Musically we’re particularly inspired by the lineage of Liverpool musicians from over the years, from Echo and the Bunnymen to Bill Ryder Jones and By The Sea.

Does the new single mean we can expect more new material to follow – how’s that coming along? Any tentative release dates or titles in mind?

There will be more material released soon. We’ve been hidden away writing for the last twelve months so we’ve got a lot of tracks to choose from.

Any plans to hit the road?

We play our debut show at The Old Blue Last in London on the 5th August.

What else is happening next in Shallows’ world?

We have the other side of our AA single coming out in the next couple of weeks.

Our debut single is officially released physically and digitally on the 29th July. It’s available on a limited edition AA 7″ vinyl.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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