SHY NATURE are an alternative rock band from London. The distinctive, delicate vocals of singer William contrast an urgent mix of jangly guitars and rasping organ, drawing inspiration from timeless sixties songwriting through to more recent New York garage groups.
After forming in early 2013, in May they released debut track “Deadly Sin”, a “flurry of starry-eyed guitars and wild-eyed choruses” (DIY Magazine) which received national airplay from multiple BBC Radio 1 DJs (Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Alice Levine), and propelled them to support The Breeders at a sold-out, 2000+ capacity Forum in London for only their sixth live show.
A self-titled debut EP in late 2013 caught the attention of NME Magazine, who said “though the likes of Sinking Ship and Washout are soft and tender, live they’re much more raw” and Record Collector, whose 4 star review praised the band’s “knack for song-craft”. Marking the release with a series of self-produced music videos and live acoustic performances, they followed up with the announcement of their first UK headline tour in early 2014, to celebrate new single “Lie Back”.
Released on Kissability, “Lie Back” earned further support from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, a place on the XFM evening playlist and a feature as The Guardian’s new band of the day: “at their best, Shy Nature’s songs are at that level beyond exuberant: exultant”.
The summer release of free download “She Comes She Goes” – a taster of upcoming material and “highlight of the rising London quartet’s live sets” (NME Magazine) – led on to appearances at various UK festivals, including BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Field Day London and The Great Escape. The track features on a new EP titled “Birthday Club”, set for release 10th November 2014 on Just Off Pop and accompanied by a run of UK tour dates in October, November and December.