Shell of a Shell started as a bedroom side project for Chappy Hull that never released any recordings. Eager to play out when he wasn’t busy with other bands, Chappy asked Nick Swafford, Noel Richards, and Dylan Liverman to fill out the sound he had laid out in the earlier demos to be more of a “real” band.
The happy result is Already There, an EP that evokes the freewheeling angular edgy guitar pop of early Wire, XTC and Talking Heads, and perhaps the ‘slacker rock’ aesthetic of 90s followers Blur, Pavement and Sebadoh.
With melodies that sound thrown together into the atonally minimalist song arrangements, Shell of a Shell provide a compelling diversion from the current batch of shoegaze-infused indie rock bands.
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