Tuesday, 23 December 2008

So what a year!
We worked our balls off during our first year of Shapes, gigging as much as possible and getting round as much of the country as possible.

We want to thank all the people that have supported us in 08, mostly the people who come to watch us, and also the bands we've met along the way and the lovely promoters who've looked after us, as well as the lovely reviewers who kindly wrote good things about us.

Here's a brief account of what we got up to in 2008:
Started gigging without having fully written a set, but couldn't wait to get started.
Wrote and recorded our debut EP and released it through Godmonkey Recordings.
Took on a 2 week tour with OK Pilot.
Went on tour with Exeter's Targets
Took Conquistadors on the road for a week
Went out on tour with our good mates Blakfish
Joined the BSM Xmas tour for a few dates.
Outside of tour dates we also played some awesome shows including Rapturefest, Bonefest, Blakfish EP launch, and even took part in the BSM 5-a-side football comp with Blakfish, which was a sweaty, sicky, drunken, rowdy mess!

Now as we draw to a close of 08, we're really looking forward to 09, with a lot of exciting things in the pipeline:
We'll be recording a 5 or 6 track EP in January.
10 date tour in February.EP release and nice big fat tour with No Kilter in May
And a few other cheeky surprises to be announced soon too.

Again, thanks for all the support and see you in 2009!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year MoFos!!!!!

Friday, 19 December 2008

Rock Midgets Best of 2008

We were asked by the lovely people at Rock Midgets to give our views on the music of 2008. Unfortunately they cut out the question where we name dropped all our fave British bands on the scene at the moment.

But, the rest is online now CLICK

ALSO - Thanks to everyone who sent us kind words about our new track, glad it's being appreciated. It's called Such Stoics, by the way.

Thursday, 18 December 2008


We've put up a new demo track on our myspace at www.myspace.com/weareshapes

Go enjoy x

Monday, 15 December 2008

Last 2008 Gig and Demo tracks

We played our final show of 2008 this weekend, as the last of the BSM Xmas shows and also the Flapper Xmas Bash it was quite a night.

Sunday we spent 13 hours locked in Hockley Street Studios in Birmingham with our mate Thompson from the band This Is Greed recording new demo tracks. We got 3 tracks down and had a real good time doing them, which is a rariety for a recording session, let alone a rushed one!

We'll be putting one of the tracks up online soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, 8 December 2008

The weekend

Well Kingston was a bit lame, but fun nevertheless, and Resonate played a corker of a set. Check them out if you haven't already www.myspace.com/reso
Bonefest was utterly awesome. We were 1st on, but weere fortunate enough to have a good crowd to watch us, and we were even more fortunate enough to be able to see some amazing bands playing. Particular highlights being Shoes and Socks Off and No Kilter (who we'll be touring with next year) and the Blakfish set, which was bloody great!
We're playing with Zach Hill of Hella and Shield Your Eyes on Tuesday in Nottingham, then with This Town Needs Guns and Blakfish in Brixton

Thursday, 4 December 2008

This Weekend - Kingston and Leeds

This weekend we're playing in Kingston on Friday with Resonate (Lockjaw Records) and Brontide (Holy Roar Records). It's at The Fighting Cocks, which is an awesome little venue (FACT) and is only £4.00 in.

Then on Saturday we are happy to be part of BONEFEST:

We're opening up, so get there early, doors midday and we're on at 12.45.