South London duo Shelf Lives have released the video for new single ‘Shock Horror’

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South London duo Shelf Lives have released the video for new single ‘Shock Horror’.

The track is the latest taste of their upcoming debut mini-album ‘Yes, offence’ due on 28th April via Not Sorry Mom Records, and comes as the duo announce an upcoming UK/EU tour supporting Skunk Anansie.

The visual is directed by frequent video collaborators Florence Poppy Deary and Francesca Van Haverbeke (aka FLAN). They explain: “Picking your nose is an act that everyone does, but no one talks about. It’s the last taboo. And we’re here to lift it. We’re all gross. Shock Horror.”

‘Shock Horror’ emerges from the band’s ongoing creative collaboration with producer Space (IDLES, Do Nothing) – with whom they also collaborated on previous singles ‘Shelf Life’ and ‘Mark Twain’.

Talking about the track, Shelf Lives singer Sabrina reveals: “’Shock Horror’ is a homage to our worst nightmare of a human. An amalgamation of specific traits that are so transparent yet irresistible, in a way. Everyone has met one or has even been one at some point in their lives. The catch is that this type of person is annoyingly frustrating in that you can’t help yourself but feel a little bit sorry for them. They’re lost, probably lonely, and super cliché which makes them harmless and so easy to dislike.”

Yes, offence’ tracklist:

  1. Shelf Life
  2. I Don’t Like Me You
  3. Shock Horror
  4. Mark Twain
  5. Call Me
  6. I Don’t Think I’ll Go Out Today
  7. Fighting That Bitch
  8. She Gon’ Kill Ya

You can catch Shelf Lives at:

2 The Old Blue Last, London (supporting Lazy Queen)
22 Hope & Ruin, Brighton (supporting Skating Polly)

6 The Old Blue Last, London (supporting Hannah Hu)
25 O2 City Hall, Newcastle (supporting Skunk Anansie)

2 Gdansk Stary Maneż, POLAND (supporting Skunk Anansie)
3 Łódź Wytwórnia, POLAND (supporting Skunk Anansie)
5 Krakow Klub Studio, POLAND (supporting Skunk Anansie)
6 Warsaw Progresja Music Zone, POLAND (supporting Skunk Anansie)
8 Wroclaw CK A2, SLOVAKIA (supporting Skunk Anansie)
9 Trnava Trnava Amphitheater, GERMANY (supporting Skunk Anansie)
10 Munich Neue Theaterfabrik, SWITZERLAND (supporting Skunk Anansie)
11 Lausanne Les Docks, CROATIA (supporting Skunk Anansie)
13 Zagreb Dom Sportova, CROATIA (supporting Skunk Anansie)
14 Milan Alcatraz, ITALY (supporting Skunk Anansie)

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