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New Shelves EP is out

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Shelves EP - Front

Gosh. That took a while. Like what, 5 years? We started recording in 2013. After that I left Singapore, so things happened remotely, and we all know how long distance relationships work, i.e. not very well at all.

Anyway, that’s another story, and not why we’re here. We’re here because our spanking new second release is finally available. First place is Bandcamp. Subsequently Spotify and all of the other usual streaming services.

We think of this release more as an extension of our debut LP. All of these songs have been played live before, with the exception of Another Gurl, which has a new part written at the end of it. Something suggested by Alan Bok during the recording, and I thought, why not. We recorded all the new parts as they were written. It was an interesting session at Thom’s Loft, where for weeks I was fueled by beer and Red Bull.

This incredible cover art is created by Little Ong of fFurious. Oddly enough, we haven’t worked on a music-related piece since Silverspy’s third EP, and that was 1995.


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July 6, 2018 at 6:42 am

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So, We Took Some Pictures

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Our buddy Little Ong from fFurious took some pictures of us. It was a riot. Probability dictates that at least one in four will pull a moronic face not fit for viewing. These two are the better ones. We had these taken on Record Store Day. No real significance. Some of use were going to be at Vinylicious so it’s really out of convenience. This is a back alley on Mount Emily. We could smell urine the entire time.

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May 3, 2013 at 10:28 am

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The World’s Unlikeliest Show

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ziggy_may_ad_visualIt’s unlikely to think you’d see múm and Wavves on the same bill. Now add Shelves. We are beyond chuffed.

I love múm and caught them in concert at the Esplanade in early 2008. But god, I never thought we could open for Wavves. I mean, it’s just one of those bands always on my iPhone. No one knows this, except maybe Patrick Chng who mixed our LP: ‘Take On The Word’ was the mixing reference for ‘It’s Always Summer’.

Thanks to Desmond Goh (Electrico, TypeWriter) for thinking of us, and cheers to 19 SIXTYFIVE for the invitation.

Direct link to buy tickets here.

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April 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm

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The Latest Show In The World

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No question about it. Our latest show ever. Come for the after-after-party where Shelves will be closing. We start probably 2:30am. Or 3am. Or… it doesn’t matter beyond a point. It’s also our first gig with Daryl. We will play a good mix of album tracks and some off our coming EP. Also, a brand new song never-before-played-live. Expect raucous behaviour, weeping men, and broken hearts.

The audience may do better.


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April 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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Meet Daryl of Shelves

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What kind of music gets you most excited?
80’s sleaze and psychedelic rock mostly. But I’m a sucker for anything with sweet vocal harmonies and catchy melodic lines.

How did you first hear about Shelves?
Was asking Uncle Seah, from Roxy Records, if there were any new local records in store and he pointed me in the direction of Shelves debut LP.

Can you build a shelf?
With a couple wooden planks, hammer, and nails, I’m guessing I’d be able to put one together.


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April 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm

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Potential Band Names

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Found this while clearing my hard drive. A list of potential band names, from which we picked…  you know which we picked:











Intercepting Fist

The Obvious

Wear & Tear


Park ID

The Needles

Oh No, Not You


Victorious Boxer

This Old Man

He Played One


Harry Lee


The Verbals


The Shelves


Super Just Super





The Penguins


The Socials


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January 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

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LP Launch Tour Poster Now Shipping [FINALLY]

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Took us/me a while. But it’s finally do-able. Only $9.99 and it comes with the album too. Buy here.

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January 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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