A group of friends hailing from both London and Northampton, Lucky Shivers have recently emerged onto the scene, and appear to have the perfect combination of a hard work ethos alongside an underlying ability to have fun during the process; evident from their first release ‘Human By Night’.
Lucky Shivers appear to be making the most of a world that is undoubtedly dependent on its technology by creating a pathway to the track’s video by calling “0800 68-YE-HAW”, where viewers can feast upon a ten-pound creative masterpiece, which was filmed on band member Jo’s phone and involved nothing other than a green-screen, some telephones, a tinfoil hat and of course, a cat.
‘Human By Night’ was born above a karate studio in Leicester, after the band was essentially formed during a Christmas party, and is a surreal yet dreamy track which is undeniably infectious – lending itself to your brainwaves for days on end.
Somehow the track has an underlay that is reminiscent of Placebo’s Brian Molko – a unique twang in the vocal style which makes it stand out, with occasional bursts of life that enable it to become even more addictive. Above all else, ‘Human By Night’ is pleasant both audibly and visually; it’s well executed, and creates a satisfying mix of emotions.
It’s hard to put your finger on just exactly what Lucky Shivers are, which is a good thing, although the band summarise themselves as a ‘Screw-you-alt-pop-no-fi-preschool-nihilist-spazz-folk-notrock-superband’.
‘Human By Night’ is out 17 February via The Shipping Forecast Music Company.