TUNE Only Shadows - At The Door Knocking
Only Shadows ‘At The Door Knocking’ single
Released 22nd Feb, Impacts 5th April
After their biggest headline tour to date & sold out venues across the country, Only Shadows are back with their single 'At the Door Knocking' taken from their upcoming debut album.
The album was made possible after the band received the prestigious 'Momentum' grant from PRS (also sponsored by Spotify), previously awarded to the likes of Jaws, Ghost Poet & Yonaka. Produced by Twin Atlantic & Fatherson mastermind Bruce Rintoul, the album promises to be one of the most exciting debut guitar records this year.
The Midlands quartet are back out on the road in 2019 taking in a bigger run of headline dates as well as festival appearances on the horizon, and are all set to be a big year for the band, with 'At the Door Knocking' a ambitious indication of what's in store.
The song itself tackles head on the band’s issues with mental health during a difficult period for the band behind the scenes. The songwriting duo of front man Nick Ashby & bassist Alex Moffitt were determined to take the difficult experiences and channel them into something positive and powerful.
“The song is a personification of the issues with anxiety we had when we were making 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” Explains Moffitt.
“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”
The band originate from Nuneaton have never sounded as good, energetic and as big as now which only bodes well for the debut album. We 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.
You can catch them on tour here:
Feb 24th - Newcastle University
April 20th - London, Thousand Island
April 21st - Southampton, Heartbreakers
April 27th - Manchester, Star & Garter
May 5th - Bristol, Exchange
May 12th - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
June 29th - Lending Room, Leeds