Last month we introduced you to The Shivers, a rock-pop group, based out of Queens, New York, comprising the talents of Keith Zarriello (lead vocals, guitar) and Jo Schornikow (vocals, keys/organ).
Keith is your typical East Coast American tortured neurotic / love-lorn romantic, and part time estate-agent; Jo, your typical Australian travelling dreamer, virtuoso keyboard player, and occasional church-organist. Together, they’ve created one of the most beautifully compelling albums you’re likely to hear all year.
The band recently signed to the Fife-based DIY record label, Fence Records – birthing ground to The Beta Band and KT Tunstall, and home to Mercury nominee King Creosote, James Yorkston, The Pictish Trail and more.
Now the duo are coming over to the UK for a short blast of headline shows, and notable supports.
If you like the grit of The Velvets, the shuffle of The Boss, the pristine sheen of The Strokes and the sass of Leonard Cohen you’ll find plenty to love in The Shivers.
“A perfect introduction to their idiosyncratic and gentle form of genius. Delivers the requisite shivers down the spine. Quietly inspired.”
FOUR STARS ****, THE LIST
“Somehow, it’s taken five self-released albums for someone in the UK to prick up their ears and sign New York’s The Shivers. Johnny Lynch (aka The Pictish Trail, aka Fence’s high heid yin) is the good soul responsible for terminating the stalemate, and this sixth full-length is a perfect profile-raiser that should have newcomers raiding the preceding pentad hungrily.”
FOUR STARS ****, THE SKINNY
“I love this … What a great record!”
ROB DA BANK, BBC RADIO ONE
THE SHIVERS – UK TOUR OCT/NOV 2011
Mon 31 Oct – FENCE HALLOWE’EN PARTY
Wilmington Arms, LONDON
supported by PLAYER PIANO + JONNIE COMMON
Tue 1st Nov – The Cluny, NEWCASTLE
supporting KING CREOSOTE + KID CANAVERAL
Thu 3rd Nov – Alington House, DURHAM
Fri 4th Nov – The Tudor House, WIGAN
Sat 5th Nov – Fence’s Flamin’ HOTT LOGGZ, Anstruther, FIFE
All day event, THE SHIVERS + SPECIAL GUESTS
Monday 7th – MONO, GLASGOW
with support from RANDOLPH’S LEAP
Tue 8th Nov – XOYO, LONDON
Thu 10th Nov – The Louisianna, BRISTOL
with support from PLAYER PIANO
Fri 11th Nov – South Street Arts, READING
with support from PLAYER PIANO + BARBAROSSA
Sat 12th Nov – The Hobgoblin, BRIGHTON
with support from BARBAROSSA
TICKET INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON WWW.FENCERECORDS.COM