Shana Tova

Shana Tova

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Patchwork artrock tunesmithys melding the sweet and ascerbic; 'exploded diagram pop' deconstructing perfect tunes and reassembling them as interwoven meshes of angular yet accessible sound! Lush kaleidoscopic swathes of rolling rhythmic vibrancy hold together leftfield alternative pop! Artpop!

Biography

Shana Tova are Birmingham UK's patchwork artrock tunesmithys.

In May 2009 the band's self-titled debut EP was released on Viann &
Violet amidst a clamour of badges, stickers, CDs, downloads and poppy
goodness to rounds of excited applause. Then winter walked among us and
January 2010 saw another split EP released with labelmates Little
Dipper through Viann & Violet entitled 'Lift This Red Mist'.

The band re-enter the studio at the end of February 2010 to record their third release, to be released later in 2010.

Shana Tova played last year with Cursive, Kid Canaveral and Pompeii amongst others and played Birmingham's prestigious Artsfest; Shana
Tova's Geordie also joined Johnny Foreigner onstage for additional guitar duties. Here's to an exciting 2010 with their first show
co-headlining with Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens' current favourites - Elephants.

Shana Tova
meld the sweet and the ascerbic; their 'exploded diagram pop' deconstructing perfect tunes and reassembling them as interwoven meshes of angular yet accessible sound!
The band find influence in:

Jeff LeVine comics
Kandinsky
The film American Splendor
Klee
& Wile E Coyote for his persistence

and bands such as;

Comet Gain
The Carpenters
Fugazi
Primitives
Soeza
Milky Wimpshake
Thingy
Stapleton
Mew
Dinosaur Jr
Jetplane Landing
No Fun At All
The Starries
Panda Love Unit
Sugar
Minus The Bear
Television Personalities
Nation Of Ulysees
Rival Schools
Husker Du
Socratic
The Hidden Cameras
Delgados
Pinback

"Shana Tova's immediacy on 'Morsels' is unapologetically to the point. However, the lush kaleidoscopic swathes of rolling rhythmical vibrancy provide a bed for Geordie Blake to leap from vocally, like some kind of musical eel. 'Ants' boasts a nuclear winter storm of a chorus while 'Sleech' is an eight year old terminal leper, nagging you with his Christmas list in July - persistant, contagious and yet moving." - The Fly Magazine

Lyrics

Prowder

Written By: Geordie Blake

Indecision's not her colour
You always can rely on her awesome logic, flawless beauty she's something of an icon...

If you're watching...

CHORUS:

The way you talk such common sense and let me know that you're the best thing that has ever happened to me...

I'm so proud of the heaven that you've sent to me it's somehow elementary a magnetism pre-ordained and I'm so proud of you.

We'll all flounder, shirk and wither she's never satisfied with silver and bronze. Boadicea rode with spears but wouldn't want to fight a will so strong...

If you're watching...

CHORUS x2:

The way you talk such common sense and let me know that you're the best thing that has ever happened to me...

I'm so proud of the heaven that you've sent to me it's somehow elementary a magnetism pre-ordained and I'm so proud of you.

Discography

'Shana Tova' EP released May 2009 on Viann & Violet

'Lift This Red Mist' Split EP with Little Dipper released January 2010 on Viann & Violet

Track available to listen to on SPOTIFY, LastFM and at www.myspace.com/shanatova

Track available to buy via download at iTunes, HMV.com and all good online retailers.

Set List

Morsels
Walking In My Sleep
Bergman's Spiral
Nausoleum
Sleech
Cloying Wellwishers
The Worm Has Turned
Ants
Cursed, Blinkered Eyes
Prowder

One set of approximately 30-40 minutes. All tracks are the band's own material. No cover versions.