Join The Shuvs and guests Sad Sea Waves at Jimmy Jazz on Friday December 15th!
The Shuvs blend emotive lyrics, dreamy melodies, and steady soul-driven arrangements to deliver their blend of Folk and Soul music.The group is James Nolan (drummer), Laura Anderson (vocalist and percussionist), Jack Gunn (bassist), and Rob Nicholls (songwriter, vocalist and guitarist). Nicholls’ electric acoustic guitar chording alongside Nolan and Gunn’s steady Motown rhythm section, make for hard-hitting sound. Anderson fleshes out the symphonic dimension of the group with her sweeping harmonies that drip with the whimsy of a young Joni Mitchell.
“The Shuvs are all about the soft touch. Breezy and mellow but with real intent, this record creeps up on you.” –Stylus Magazine
“In contrast to the overwhelmingly anxious music of today The Shuvs self-titled debut album comes across as carefree. Listeners will find themselves coming around for another listen just to keep the feeling going.” –Exclaim!
“The Shuvs song Hustle and the Tussle is a wind down, feel good tune that breezily references early 70’s R&B without getting overly
nostalgic.” –Ride The Tempo
“You can hear all the ghosts of a bygone era of funk and soul in songs like “Can’t Find Love (complete with doo-wop backing vocals) and slow-
burners like “Slow Learner.” –Chart Attack
Sad Sea Waves
The Sad Sea Waves is a new songwriting vessel for longtime collaborators Brad Giefert and Darryl Stevenson. Brad and Darryl, both founding members of the Tacoma Hellfarm Tragedy, have enlisted Andrew Collins (THT, Skeletones Four, AMC Gremlin) on bass and Michael Overton (Great Lake Swimmers, St. Dirty Elementary School) on guitar. The Sad Sea Waves combine dark pop simplicity with anthemic canadiana rock dusted with a sweet glaze of folk psych. The SSW have many years of combined experience in the Canadian indie scene and are ready to let let their dark lights shine on their debut record “a dark dark love” out early 2018 on sir january frank recording co.