Short Shadows take soul, indie rock, hip-hop, and ska and blends it all with wry, observational lyrics, punchy horns, urban samples, and suburban soundscapes. The end result is party rock music that you can get down and dance to. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia’s North, and inspired by fellow Melburnians The Avalanches’ “no sounds are out of bounds” theory, Short Shadows take influence from bands such as The Cat Empire, Blue Juice, The Go! Team, Illy, Gorillaz, and Amy Winehouse.
The year 2019 saw the release of the band’s debut album, War Anecdotes From the Northern Suburbs, which featured songs “Customer Service” and “Nothing Good Comes Out of Preston.” The band played a steady stream of shows since the release of War Anecdotes, however, like the rest of the world, were stopped in their tracks due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Determined to stay creative, in May 2020 they released the single “Lock Down,” which was written in isolation, recorded remotely, and had Triple J’s Declan Byrne saying “feeling very funky after this one.”
August 2020 saw the release of their new EP, “The Jig is Up” which will be accompanied by a music video shot by Damien E. Lipp and starring legendary Melbourne dancer and choreographer, Jacqui Green. Hopefully, 2020 will also see more new music in the lead up to the release of the band’s second full length album, Dancing For the Team. Short Shadows’ music can be found at iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, BandCamp, Deezer and all good streaming platforms.
For more information, check out the band’s website.