Sunday, August 4, 2019

Mirror Shot blends dynamic indie rock sounds and emotions on "Returning"

London based Mirror Shot (at least to me) has a lovely old school sound. I think of Brit pop / rock / new wave outfits like Squeeze and even Elvis Costello or Joe Jackson and late 70's American Pop bands like Shoes. I mean, Mirror Shot doesn't sound like any of the aforementioned bands really, they sound like themselves but there is something that hearkens back to those late 70's early 80's sounds. Listen to the cool and bouncy Returning and you can feel that power pop jag and that old time swing too. Love the music breaks and how they go from guitar down beats to pumping chords. The bass lines are deliciously lush and they go from rock attacks to delicate overtures of pretty sounds. I want to hear more, need to hear more and you will too. 

Robb Donker


Mirror Shot were never meant to be like this. Niall, Adam and Olivia met up in 2018 to play together, having bonded over their shared love of the nerdy American guitar rock canon - Pavement, Built to Spill, Television... 
Having nothing better to do, they practiced some instrumentals that Niall had written, thinking they'd find a singer eventually to finish everything off and start gigging. Months and months later, no one they'd found seemed to fit. 
On the verge of calling it a day, Niall had a (minor) breakdown and decided to give fronting the band a shot, despite never having sung a thing before in his life - not even "Happy Birthday", according to his husband. Everything locked into place, and their bedroom rock sound coalesced into bittersweet hook-filled songs. 
Since then, they've played venues across London, including The Old Blue Last and an upcoming headline slot at The Finsbury, and have worked in the studio with Brian O'Shaughnessy (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, The Clientele). They've been described by gig attendees as "amazing", "incredible", and "not good with eye contact". Big things are in the works - stay tuned.

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