The title track from the forthcoming new album, Noise Won’t Stop is the perfect primer for the thrills awaiting on Shy Childs new long-player, with this new single due out on 7th May 2007.
A two-man sonic armada, Shy Child are Pete Cafarella and Nate Smith – a New York-based keys & drums duo, capable of making a towering bombardment of sound, larger than that of bands numbering five times as many members. A combination of dance music energy and virtuoso musicianship, they stand out from their peers with their blend of rock energy, fat throbbing synths and hip-hop beats – as perhaps the White Stripes might sound were Jack influenced by Kraftwerk as much as he was Led Zeppelin. And replaced Meg with Clyde Stubblefield.
Noise Wont Stop sees Nates prodigious drumming talent brought to the fore with a performance that redefines funky, whilst Pete bombards you with fizzing electronic gut-punches ensuring you will dance to this track whether you want to or not. The B-side, Cause & Effect also comes from the forthcoming album (released 21st May) produced by Chris Zane: a gradually building track with a more conventional house beat, though no less funky, with Petes synths swelling up to a furious crescendo.
With Pete employing the much-derided keytar and an inordinate number of effects pedals to accompany Nates inhuman breaks, Shy Childs live shows have been a key facet in their appeal to UK audiences, who took to them immediately: I like the energy of those kids going crazy and having fun, says Nate. The reaction we get is a lot stronger than in America where the crowds tend to be more reserved. They can also count Hot Chip among that established UK fanbase, with the Mercury-nominees long-time fans and comrades on an extensive US tour. With Noise Wont Stop the album imminent, Shy Child will be cementing that reputation with a run of UK shows right through the Spring, including a full UK tour as main support to the Klaxons.
Tour Dates :
Sun 06 May Glasgow Academy (w/ Klaxons)
Mon 07 May Birmingham Academy (w/ Klaxons)
Tue 08 May Nottingham Rock City (w/ Klaxons)
Wed 09 May Leeds Met Uni (w/ Klaxons)
Fri 11 May Northumbria Uni (w/ Klaxons)
Sat 12 May Liverpool Academy (w/ Klaxons)
Sun 13 May Manchester Ritz (w/ Klaxons)
Mon 14 May Bristol Academy (w/ Klaxons)
Tue 15 May London, Dingwalls (w/ The Young Gods)
Wed 16 May Norwich UEA (w/ Klaxons)
Thu 17 May Portsmouth Pyramid (w/ Klaxons)
Fri 18 May Shepherds Bush Empire, London (w/ Klaxons)
Sat 19 May Shepherds Bush Empire, London (w/ Klaxons)
Sat 26 May Chalk @ The Scala, London