The Shy Lips

The Shy Lips


The Shy Lips are all about releasing energy and frustration into well-written, catchy rock-pop songs. If Pete Doherty and Julian Casablancas came to Sweden and had a love affair, the result would sound like we do.


The Shy Lips formed in late 2011 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was the brainchild of singer Adam and bassist Victor, born on the travels in Europe and South America where the two met and bonded, and it became a reality when they moved to the vibrant music city of Gothenburg. After hooking up with drummer Anton and guitarist Alex and later joined by Adams brother Jonas on guitar, the band now had members originating from Morocco, Poland and Sweden. An eclectic mix of the members different geographical and musical backgrounds took form and made the song ideas inspired by those travels into the daring and catchy indierock that signifies The Shy Lips. Releasing their first four track demo EP in march 2012, The Shy Lips spent the spring and summer playing and gaining attention at local venues. Qucikly building a reputation as a highly energetic and stylish live act, the band was offered a chance to do their own CCTV Sessions gig at the Nudie Jeans Store in Gothenburg, following the likes of Band of Horses, The Soundtrack of Our Lives and Little Dragon. Club Woody West, one of the best established and most respected music institutions in southern Sweden, featuring acts such as Yeasayer, Bon Iver and The Vaccines, got their eyes on this up and coming band and booked The Shy Lips for a much praised performance in late summer. Their second EP "Nowadays", released in 2013, took the drive and focused, non-compromising songwriting further, getting described as sounding like the bastard sons of Pete Doherty and Julian Casablancas. Now attracting the attention of Swedish management companies and producers, the band is currently recording new material in Svenska Grammofonstudion, set to be released in February 2014. A european tour is booked for April and May, including stops in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Spain and more. 


Nowadays (EP, 2013)
They Said You Were Easy (Single, 2012)
The Shy Lips EP (EP, 2012)