Garage-rock trio Shredd have released their splintering new single, Parasite today. The release marks a huge return for the Glasgow band who, after a two year hiatus, are back - louder, and more destructive than ever.
After being crowned Best Newcomers at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in 2017 with their debut EP ‘Every Time We Meet I Want To Die’, Shredd have been busy cementing themselves as one of the most exciting acts working in Scotland. With slots at festivals up and down the UK, including BBC 6 Music Festival, Stag & Dagger, Tenement Trail, Meet The North, Xpo North and Freakender; as well as being tapped for support by an incredible array of artists, including Fontaines D.C, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, Shredd have built a fierce fanbase, gaining them a reputation as one of the most incendiary live acts in the U.K.
Parasite only furthers Shredd’s resistance to limitation. Unshackled and firing on all cylinders, the forthcoming release sweeps the listener inside a light-speed exercise in apocalyptic garage. “The voices in my head won’t go, I dread; The secrets in my skull, have now all bled,” guitarist and frontman Chris Harvie snarls. With vertigo-inducing vocals and drums and guitars that charge like wildfire, Shredd are a force to be reckoned with.
Speaking on the forthcoming single, the band said: “Parasite is one of a number of songs written during the various lockdowns over the last couple of years. Lyrically, it deals with the anxiety and overthinking that a lot of people have to deal with on a daily basis - especially over the last couple of years - and how that leaches on to your brain like a parasite, sometimes pushing you to do silly things. Musically, we wanted this to be as loud and aggressive as possible, leaving everything out there. It’s our first release in a couple of years, it captures all the pent up energy from not being able to play for so long and we are so excited for people to hear what we think is our best single yet - we’re back, get ready!”
Shredd are: guitarist and vocalist Chris Harvie, drummer Calum Wilson and bassist Mark Macdonald.
Shredd are a psychedelic garage rock 3 piece from Glasgow, Scotland. Their unique sound and wild live show have gained them the reputation as one of the tightest - and loudest - bands in the U.K.
Since exploding onto the Glasgow music scene in 2017 with their debut EP ‘Every Time We Meet I Want To Die’ the band have made a huge impact in Scotland and around the UK. Appearances at major new music festival’s such as BBC 6 Music Festival, Stag & Dagger, Tenement Trail, Meet The North, Xpo North and Freakender along with supporting the likes of Fontaines D.C, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Declan Welsh & The Decadent West have taken Shredd around the UK and allowed them to build a significant fan base around the country.
Winners of the Best Newcomer award at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2017, Shredd have been supported by major players in the U.K. music scene in past releases, which have seen them sell out multiple hometown shows, including The Old Hairdressers, Nice N Sleazy and The Hug & Pint.