Shines release second single ‘Stunt Double’


Stunt Double

After releasing their debut single ‘Home‘ last month, Grimsby band Shines follow that up with the super cool ‘Stunt Double‘.

the band’s second single, released on Alien Orders on 15/03/24, showcases the imagination and creativity of its predecessor, but ‘packs a more immediate punch.’

With a relentless thudding beat, piercing guitar lines and a reverberating vocal, ‘Stunt Double‘ is a ‘sonic assault reminiscent of Joy Division at full speed.’ The track’s lyrics narrate the monologue of a washed-up stuntman trapped in a mundane retirement, while name-checking blockbuster movie stars Vinnie Jones, Bruce Willis and Jean Claude Van Damme along the way.

Speaking of the song’s conception guitarist Rob Cross said:

The music was created by Richie (Dutton, vocalist) and I on a whim, just jamming along to a programmed drum loop. It was an instrumental track that just spoke to me of action movie car chases and explosions, and the lyrics kind of emerged into that theme.

After making their live debut by playing two sell out shows at the end of 2023, Grimsby band Shines are continuing to ride the wave into 2024 and have announced a new hometown show at the end of this month.

The band, labelled as an ‘overdue collaboration between two of North East Lincolnshire’s great song-writers’, was fuelled by the private sharing of demos on Soundcloud, followed by the release of live performances of ten songs on YouTube in 2023.

Shines consists of Richard Dutton on vocals, Rob Cross on guitar, Marc Poole on bass guitar, and Chris Day keeping a steady consistent beat on drums. It is a culmination of members working in unison, to get their desired sound and aesthetic.

shows and festivals which will be announced sporadically throughout 2024 to fuel the growing buzz around the band and their songs.

Despite their history as front-men for two of Grimsby’s greatest bands, Orphan Boy and the So & So’s, Cross and Dutton have spoken fondly about the humble, even-introverted beginnings of the collaboration that has led to Shines.

Dutton said:

The whole thing started like a piece of bedroom pop, just two blokes with a laptop messing about. We had no intention of forming a band, we were just enjoying the freedom to make whatever music we wanted.

However, Dutton and Cross spent months trying to recruit the right people before finding the perfect rhythm section in Marc Poole (bass) and Chris Day (drums).

With the release of ‘Home‘ in February, Shines won support from BBC Introducing, Radio X and Amazing Radio. Now, with the upcoming release of ‘Stunt Double‘ followed by their debut album later in the spring, all of the pieces are now in place for Shines’ music to ‘explode into the public consciousness.’

The band will be playing at Old Clee Social Club on Good Friday followed by another gig in Manchester on April 6.

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