Track of the week

SHADED – Tell Me


Say hello to your new summer anthem.

This week’s choice for Track of the week is a slice of pure pop-punk perfection. If you like catchy as hell pop lyrics, a pure rock chorus and a killer vocalist to tie it all together, then look no further than SHADED’s new track Tell Me and holy shit, it’s brilliant.  

SHADED are a sublime pop-rock trio who hail from London, UK. The three piece effortlessly combine catchy melodies, soaring vocals and heart wrenching lyrics to create a unique, upbeat anthem which sticks with you for days after a single listen.

Tell Me is a brilliant track which shows SHADED are at the forefront of the UK pop-punk genre. Tell Me perfectly combines all the staples of pop-rock; chunky guitars, energetic drums, funky bass and beautifully written and performed vocals to create an instant classic. Seriously, I can’t praise this song enough. If you have ever even slightly enjoyed the pop-punk genre, you owe it to yourself to check out this track. What are you wating for? Go...NOW.

The video was created by Zak Pinchin, who has previously shot music videos for Mallory Knox, Rolo Tomassi and Holding Absence. The video sees the band performing in front of a wall of white and turquoise balloons and almost brings a new meaning to the phrase POP-punk (you know, POP because of all the balloons…).

SHADED began as a product of frontman Matt East and guitarist Callum Irons. After having written debut EP The Better Man In Me in 2017, the duo decided they wanted to cut their teeth on the live circuit so recruited bassist Dan Bradberry. Despite the short space of time together, the trio have already shared stages up and down the UK with the likes of Mallory Knox, Grumble Bee, Homebound and many more. SHADED have been holed up in the studio over the last few months working on new material including Tell Me and will be sharing new music imminently.

One thing’s for sure, if the rest of SHADED’s new music carries on in the same vein as Tell Me, the band are heading straight to the top of the pop-punk world. Tell Me is THE standout summer anthem of 2018 and we can’t wait to see what SHADED do next, and we will be there every step of the way. It’s a bold statement, but I think we may have just found our new favourite band…

Like the track? Let me know in the comments what you think of this week’s choice for track of the week, or what I should choose for next week!