Only Shadows share their most personal track yet

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Well well well, The Midland’s finest up and coming rock band – Only Shadows – return with a brilliant new single taken from their upcoming debut album.

The Ones To Watch for 2019 act released ‘At The Door Knocking’ on Friday (February 22), which is arguably their most emotional and personal to date yet as bass player, Alex Moffitt explains.

He said: “The song is a personification of the issues with anxiety we had when we were making big decisions with labels and stuff behind the scenes. It was a period when we had a decision to make, either write a debut album that we want to make and hope other people believe in it– or release one that other people wanted us to make.

“That’s where the lyrics ‘oh no, I’m at the door knocking, oh no, can you hear it coming?’ originally came from. It was that horrible sense that we were going to end as a band if we didn’t do what other people wanted us to do. We spoke to a lot of different people in the industry all advising us to do different things with them and eventually, we just said, ‘fuck it, we’re doing what we want’.

“For us, the song means a lot and we think this is probably the most open song we have released in the sense of our own mental health. Nowadays on social media especially with bands everything is so positive and upbeat. Every band is having the best year they have ever had, and the best shows they have ever had. We are guilty of it, but this is the most honest we have ever been.”

Having just come off their biggest headline tour yet, Only Shadows are keeping the rock ‘n’ roll momentum going with the announcement of their long awaited debut album.

Winning a grant from PRS foundation, previously awarded to the likes of Jaws, Ghost Poet and Yonaka,  the band’s biggest dreams have come true. And to top it all off, the boys are now on tour, which starts today (February 24) in Newcastle.

We at ICM have predicted 2019 is Only Shadows’ year, and we’re yet to be proven wrong. You can expect a few more singles between now and the summer ahead of the release, keep your eyes peeled out for a big year from Only Shadows.

Only Shadows are on tour NOW! Tickets are available here. Listen to ‘At The Door Knocking’ on The Indie Playlist and give us a follow to find the latest releases every week!

TOUR DATES

24/02 – Newcastle, Newcastle University
20/04 – London, Thousand Island
21/04 – Southampton, Heartbreakers
27/04 – Manchester, Star and Garter
05/05 – Bristol, The Exchange
12/05 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
29/06 – Leeds, Lending Room

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The Midland's finest up and coming rock band and ICM Ones To Watch for 2019 - Only Shadows - return with a brilliant new single taken from their upcoming debut album, which is arguably their most emotional and personal to date yet...
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