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Hurtling out of the south of Bristol, The Shimmer Band channel an explosive mix of rock ‘n’ roll and psychedelia that sounds at once gratifyingly familiar and yet thrillingly fresh. The five piece – Tom Newman (singer), Willz Hatcher (drums), Tom Smith (guitar / synths), Tom Kuras (bass) and Babsy (guitar) – capture the vitality and ferocity of the greats, adding their own triumphant swagger and brash gang mentality to create instant anthems.
The band’s debut single ‘Shoot Me (Baby)’ came out on February 12th and received plays from Steve Lamacq on his 6Music show. Due to unprecedented demand they are releasing a collectors limited to 500 only 7” single of SHOOT ME (BABY) b/w FREAK CITY.
Written by The Shimmer Band, produced by David Francolini and recorded at the Komplex in Bristol, ‘Shoot Me (Baby) is a Sly-Stone-meets-The-Suicide musical thrill, oozing with attitude, that showcases their fearless brand of rock ‘n’ roll.
Having already supported the likes of The Strypes and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and sold out national headline tours, including a 6 date mini tour in December, the Shimmer Band will be announcing more live UK dates shortly.
Shoot Me (Baby)