Wednesday, 5 May 2021

The Shivvies - Phone Booth


  Do you like The Lillingtons? Love Teenage Bottlerocket? Go wild for Masked Intruder? Or maybe you're old school and think The Ramones are the greatest band of all time. 

  If so, read on...

  The Shivvies ( are a new pop punk 3 piece from Rotterdam featuring members of The Real Danger (, The Windowsill ( and Giant Eagles (; Michiel Walrave (bass/vocals), Marien Nicotine (guitar/vocals) and Robert Buijsman (drums). 

  They recently released a debut Self Titled album and it's been blasting through my headphones at regular intervals ever since. It's the best pop punk album so far this year and with it being available as a name your price download there's no reason not to go and check it out :  
The vinyl and cd versions will be out in the summer on Shield Recordings ( 

  It starts with a shout of 1-2-3-4 before we're treated to one of the catchiest pop punk songs around. Wearing it's influences on it's sleeve Goodnight Baby sets a high benchmark that happily the remaining 13 tracks live up to. There's the heartbreakers (like the one at the bottom of this update), the fun singalongs (SHIVVIES), the pharmaceutically fantastic (Chemicals) and the rather ridiculous but oh so snappy (Crocodile). Every song is a winner and they even sign off with a gorgeous 5 minute love song that fades out with a sax solo! 

  This one's called Phone Booth... 

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