Girl Shy

Girl Shy

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandEDMRock

How can two people roll so DEEP? It's called a genre orgy: electro, disco, rock, trip-hop, alternative, groove, soul, dance, hip-hop, pop and whatever else they feel like. "We gave disco a facelift... and then we punched it in the face... lift."

Biography

Girl Shy is a Chicago-based indie-electro rock band. Their new EP "Love Among Thieves," is available on iTunes and Amazon mp3.

A duo comprised of nightclub empress Tawny Newsome and programmer/guitarist Johnny Mathie, Girl Shy brings a hothouse disco aura backed by rich layers of acoustic and electronic sound. Fanned by the flames of Chicago’s underground house sound, the duo has slipped into the changing room to try on a host of influences. Bjork, Radiohead, Stereolab, Beck, Trent Reznor, Crystal Castles, Bowie, the Pixies, Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, and Portishead are all notches on the group’s iBedpost. Practically daring the listener to stay off the dance floor, Girl Shy blends all these contemporary rock elements into the kind of funky, groovy, danceable idiom that decades earlier scorched the tiles of the country’s hottest discotechs.

Composer, musician, programmer Johnny Mathie had been performing at clubs and colleges for years. A multi-faceted musician and engineer, he's also done programming and DJ work for Peter Gabriel on two world tours. His flexibility with genres ranging from folk to hip-hop to dance and world beats is what gives Girl Shy such an eclectic sound. Vocalist Tawny is also a DJ, she’s been spinning beats from disco to hip-hop at some of Chicago's hottest clubs and parties.

Lyrics

Superlatives

Written By: Girl Shy / John Mathie

I'd like to make a statement for the very first time
It may be only once in you life you say things just as you like

Without the fear of falling
No clarifying
No need denying
Just state what is on your mind
No guarded lines

Chorus
You are everything that i've
Ever wanted from anybody anywhere

You've got everything that i've
Ever wanted from anybody anywhere

Verse

I'd like to make a statement for the very first time
Superlatives are all that keep coming to mind
when I think of you
Like (You're) the greatest, the bravest, totally Outrageous
Most constantly amazing , Undeniably entertaining

You're the brass , you're the bomb
you're the boss of this song
You're the (my) world class champion
You couldn't make me happier

Chorus
You are everything that i've
ever wanted from anybody anywhere

You've got everything that I've
Ever wanted from anybody anywhere

He goes on and on and on
She falls over her heart again

He goes on and on and on
She falls over her heart again

Chorus

You've got what I need
I'm gonna knock it down on pages
Gonna sing it on the radio

Superlatives

Written By: Girl Shy / John Mathie

I'd like to make a statement for the very first time
It may be only once in you life you say things just as you like

Without the fear of falling
No clarifying
No need denying
Just state what is on your mind
No guarded lines

Chorus
You are everything that i've
Ever wanted from anybody anywhere

You've got everything that i've
Ever wanted from anybody anywhere

Verse

I'd like to make a statement for the very first time
Superlatives are all that keep coming to mind
when I think of you
Like (You're) the greatest, the bravest, totally Outrageous
Most constantly amazing , Undeniably entertaining

You're the brass , you're the bomb
you're the boss of this song
You're the (my) world class champion
You couldn't make me happier

Chorus
You are everything that i've
ever wanted from anybody anywhere

You've got everything that I've
Ever wanted from anybody anywhere

He goes on and on and on
She falls over her heart again

He goes on and on and on
She falls over her heart again

Chorus

You've got what I need
I'm gonna knock it down on pages
Gonna sing it on the radio

Discography

"Love Among Thieves" - EP
(Feb 2010)

Set List

Coming Back
Get Up
Turn the Game On
Sandstorm
Black Hole Disco
Kill Shot
When You Know
This is You, This is Me
Pills n' Thrills
Superlatives
Save Me
Battleships