SHVPES Call It Quits

SHVPES have officially called it quits. The band made the decision after “beginning to move in separate directions, musically and otherwise.”

The group issued the following statement:

“Good things all come to an end.

After much introspection, we have decided to call it a day with SHVPES.

As this band has evolved, we have grown a lot as musicians and as people. And as a result we have found ourselves beginning to move in separate directions, musically and otherwise. To continue on as SHVPES would only place further strain on our mental health and personal relationships, as well as be dishonest and a disservice to all of you.

We leave on good terms, proud and grateful for everything we’ve achieved.

To the fans and everyone who has supported, invested and believed in us, we wholeheartedly thank you. You have allowed us to accomplish things we only ever dreamed of and be a part of something bigger than ourselves. For now though, it’s time for a new chapter.

Peace & Love

Grant, Griff, Harry, Ryan, & Youssef.
2015 – Infinity”

SHVPES Premiere “Hot Head” Video

SHVPES have premiered a new video for their new song “Hot Head.“ You can check that out below:

Griffin Dickinson commented:

“You never know what’s going on with someone behind the scenes, as people can be going through a lot and appear to be absolutely fine. When shit gets ugly, it can affect the way you see the world and that can manifest itself in ugly, negative traits.

This song is reflecting on those traits and the knock on affect it can have on the people around you. Musically, it’s a big step into a more solidified direction for our band. We’ve always had an eclectic approach to writing music. But with ‘Hot Head,’ I think we’ve really found our own lane.”

SHVPES Release New Acoustic EP

SHVPES have released a new acoustic EP featuring reimagined versions of “Undertones,“ “Renegades,” and “Afterlife.“ You can stream that below:

Griffin Dickinson commented:

“Whilst out on our first American tour earlier this year, we found a lot of radio station/ media outlets were asking us to come and do some acoustic sessions. Naturally, we’d never contemplated the idea, considering the sound & atmosphere of our live shows is the antithesis of a chilled, acoustic performance.

Nonetheless we decided to give it a go. We sent out a message on social media to see if any fans had a battered/ unused acoustic guitar they didn’t mind lending to the cause. Thankfully a very kind lady in Chicago did just that. Youssef & Ryan set about transcribing a few select SHVPES songs, taking a more flamenco inspired approach. Approximately 24 hours before our first scheduled acoustic performance, the SHVPES team assembled in a toilet somewhere in Tennessee & ran through the set a few times, ironing out any creases. The following day, we (unknowingly) broadcast it to 25,000 people. Thankfully, upon review, it sounded a lot better than expected.

We were all so pleased with the result & saw a lot of opportunities for further improvements/ inflections within the music. We continued doing these acoustic performances as and when they came, each time adding some new degree of flare to the songs. By the end we’d completely reinvented the feel of them, to the point we felt we (and as the listeners had pointed out) should be recording these so and giving them the attention they deserve.

So around the time we were recording One Man Army, we did just that. This time taking an even more outrageous approach, to truly transform these songs and squeeze as much of our outside influences into these songs.

Here is ‘Undertones‘, ‘Renegades‘ & ‘Afterlife‘, reimagined.”

SHVPES Premiere “One Man Army” Music Video

SHVPES have premiered a new video for their new song “One Man Army.” You can check that out below:

Frontman Griffin Dickinson commented:

“This one’s for all the people who keep marching on through all the self-doubt because there’s that glimmer of self-belief. Even when you haven’t got a fucking clue what you’re doing & it’s all being thrown back in your face, we keep on pushing trying to ward off the thought we’re flogging a dead horse.

One Man Army’s about throwing everything you’ve got into something, hoping that one day it’s going to come together… All the while, treading that line between self-belief and self-doubt; how that hunger for perfection can eat you up and leave you constantly comparing your shit to other people’s…

The lyric that sums this song up for me is ‘there’s no peace in self-belief.’”

SHVPES Announce UK Tour

SHVPES have announced a headlining UK tour. Here’s the dates:

01/30 Nottingham, UK – Red Room
01/31 London, UK – Boston Music Room
02/01 Southampton, UK – Joiners
02/02 Leeds, UK – Key Club
02/04 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
02/05 Manchester, UK – Star And Garter
02/06 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill

SHVPES Premiere “Calloused Hands” Video

SHVPES have premiered a new video for their new song “Calloused Hands.” This track is from the band’s new album “Greater Than,” which will be released on November 9.

Vocalist Griffin Dickinson commented:

“This is the first song we wrote together after coming back from our first European tour. We’d been out for 6 weeks, experiencing something we’d always dreamed of… As soon as we got back, as with most tours, reality hits and you’re sucked back into the ‘real world’ that pressures you to go and get a ‘real job’ I.e. doing something you probably don’t care about, for some narcissistic company that equally doesn’t care about you. This song was all about reminding myself why I don’t want to be a part of that. With lyrics like “capitalise; cannibalise” & “paralysed by your next fix” it’s exploring the futility of the paper chase.”

“Greater Than” Track Listing:

01. “Calloused Hands”
02. “Undertones”
03. “Afterlife”
04. “Someone Else”
05. “Two Wrongs, No Rights”
06. “Rain” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
07. “War”
08. “Renegades”
09. “Hey Brother”
10. “I’m Stuck”
11. “Notes To Cell”
12. “Counterfeit”

The group will also be supporting Hawthorne Heights on a UK/Ireland tour:

10/10 Belfast, IRE – Foundry
10/11 Dublin, IRE – The Grand Social
10/12 Liverpool, UK – Jacana Phase One
10/13 Plymouth, UK – Turbulence Festival
10/15 Bristol, UK – Exchange
10/16 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
10/17 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
10/18 Glasgow, UK – Audio
10/19 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
10/20 Newcastle, UK – Head of Steam
10/21 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
10/22 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
10/23 Norwich, UK – The Waterfront
10/24 Nottingham, UK – Rock City