Copenhagen trio Shiny Darkly have emerged wielding guitars and armed with gravelly snarls to show us the darker side of Denmark’s music scene.
With all the attitude and DIY sensibilities of early Horrors, Shiny Darkly have arrived in the UK with a bang as loud as a door slamming and dressed all in black. Late last year, we got a glimpse of what’s to come from their debut album Little Earth, due for release this summer, with the single “Soft Skin”. It’s a track riddled with synths and a chorus we’ve been mentally repeating ever since, attempting to imitate lead singer Kristoffer Bech’s distinctive sound.
We’re excited to be debuting the title track from Bech and accomplices, Mads Lassen and Oliver Matthew Volz’s debut. If you caught them before the hype at The Great Escape or Liverpool Sound City, we’re very jealous but you’ll see us down the front for their appearance at London’s, The Waiting Room, in June. By then we’ll have learnt all the words to “Little Earth” and perfected that breathy, throwaway singing style too, as well as some killer air guitar. On the accessible side of post punk, the melody is what’s got us hooked, intense without giving you a headache from head-banging, it’s Joy Division for the 21st century.
Shiny Darkly play at London’s, The Waiting Room, 4th June. Their debut album Little Earth is due for release 1st June on Crunchy Frog.
Words: Lily Walker.