The Shallows

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The Shallows are a 4 piece straight up indie band from London.

The line up is Tom Skelton(songwriter,lead vox and guitar) ,Michael Rendall (songwriter,bass, keys, bv’s.),Russ Cragg(guitar and bv’s) & Timmy Rickard(drums and bv’s)-Gotta love everyone taking some vocal duties:).

They have released a debut e.p –‘About Time Vol.1’ with 2 more e.p’s planned in the near future.

They first came to FOTN’s attention when they submitted their corker of a tune-‘Fairly True’ to our listening post,which resulted in BBC Introducing Mixtape airplay for the same song via our own main man & champion of new music Tom Robinson.

This was recently followed  by ‘Honestly’ being voted into our Fresh Faves only the week before last,nice going guys.

I really like what they do and if they can repeatedly produce songs of the quality of ‘Fairly True’ then we will be hearing a lot more of these boys.

They have drive,they have spirit,they are cocky and they make great music.They kick up some noise and leave plenty of dust in their wake.

Tom’s voice is the gem at the centre of their driving sound,very English & very infectious.
Check out the saucy little video to Fairly True below(and have your Love Hearts at the ready;).

Word reaches us that they are cutting quite a dash on the live circuit too.Worth checking out on the next couple of dates

09. 11. 12 – Barfly, Camden, LDN

14. 11. 12 – Enterprise, Camden, LDN

Find them online Website Soundcloud Facebook Twitter

1. What are you up to at the moment?
We’ve just released out debut EP “About Time Vol.1?. It’s the first instalment of three EPs that we’re hoping to get out before the end of year. Other than that, doing some gigs around London, we’ve got a couple of videos coming up. We’re also back in the studio writing new material, eating some cake, drinking some Ribena.
2. Favourite childhood memory?
Meeting Jet from Gladiators and Terry Nutkins from The Really Wild Show.

3. Hero?
Bruce Willis

4. Villain? 

5. What/who makes you laugh? 
Larry David, curb your enthusiasm is the best show on the planet.

6. Describe what you do?
We’re a four piece straight up indie band.

7. Who’s hair would you like to have for just one day? 
Gandalf the grey. Imagine how relaxing stroking that beard would be.

8. Best musical experience to date
We went out to Spain at the start of the year to record our EP’s. It was the first of January 2012, blue skies, sunshine, studio 24/7 what else could be better.

9. What artist inspires you?
The Strokes, Two Door Cinema Club,  Bird and The Bee, Neu, too many to mention.

10. What does Fresh On The Net mean to you?
It’s a really important place to hear new music and get inspired.

Johnno Casson

Johnno Casson is a London-born/Colchester-based singer, musician, songwriter and show-off. He also compiles and releases compilations and is a serial supporter of new music. Johnno releases his own music as Snippet ,Old Tramp and also under his own name Johnno Casson.. As far as we know he was the most-played artist ever on Tom's legendary late night Fresh On The Net radio shows on 6 Music - having been featured no less than 18 times and appearing as an interview guest. You can also find Johnno on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube...

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