London-based post punk/trash pop/electro-clash duo Shelf Lives have shared their new single ”Off The Rails” and its accompanying video.
The song is out now via Modern Sky Records. Grab it here.
Speaking about it, they say: “In our current era, we stand fully aware that consumerism fails to fulfil our genuine needs. Despite this knowledge, we remain fiercely hooked, unable to let go. The notion that was intended to make us feel exceptional actually leaves us feeling ordinary and in this perpetual cycle of wanting more.”
“The track is that moment of realisation that we can’t ‘fall off the rails’ because despite all of the “stuff” we buy into we’re still ‘none in a million’ The problem is we hesitate to be the first to abandon the obsession in fear that we’ll be the only one and end up feeling isolated anyway.”
Watch the George Turnbull & Leo Turnbull-directed video below.
Though Shelf Lives has only been a band since 2021, they’ve already played acclaimed sets at Glastonbury, supported Skunk Anansie on a full EU/UK tour. In April 2022 they released their first mini-album Yes, offence – a danceable outburst of dissonant guitar riffs, jackhammer beats and black comedic lyrics they’ve described as “a reflection of a broken society verging on the edge of cultureless, all while wearing a party hat.”
Shelf Lives Upcoming Live Dates:
02 Sep – The Roundhouse (TiffCuff Festival), London
08 Oct – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford (Supporting Snayx)
10 Oct – The Horn, St Albans (Supporting Snayx)
12 Oct – YES (Basement), Manchester (Supporting Snayx)
13 Oct – Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield (Supporting Snayx)
16 Oct – Bobiks, Newcastle (Supporting Snayx)
17 Oct – SWG3 Poetry Club, Glasgow (Supporting Snayx)
18 Oct – The Bodega, Nottingham (Supporting Snayx)
19 Oct – Patterns, Brighton (Supporting Snayx)
21 Oct – The Piper, St Leonards (Supporting Snayx)
22 Oct – Sŵn Festival, Cardiff
23 Oct – The Joiners, Southampton (Supporting Snayx)
24 Oct – Exchange, Bristol (Supporting Snayx)
26 Oct – Sebright Arms, London
Photo credit: James Sheppard