The Shop Window are a four piece rock group who specialise in creating wonderful jangle pop/classic indie music, mixing together old and new sounds from the genre in style. New EP, Eyes Wide Shut, may only feature two songs, but the short nature of the EP and the immense power of the songs contained on it make it sound short yet sweet, making you long for more!
By Jane Howkins
The title track, Eyes Wide Shut, is up first, having an upbeat sound from the very beginning. The song is really catchy, with spidery guitar lines emerging alongside the beat. The vocals are amazing, with some gorgeous harmonies appearing on the chorus, having that classic singalong quality that many of The Shop Window’s peers aren’t able to attain. I also felt that there was something of a Britpop quality to the track at times, providing another key influence on this awesome song.
The other song on this EP is called Low, showing a slightly different sound to the band, as it sounds a little more down-tempo. It opens with a pretty piano melody, before the distinct guitars appear, playing in tandem in a rhythmic manner. The vocal harmonies are back again, making the music seem really beautiful at times! The steady beat will have you tapping your feet in no time, despite the slower nature of the music.
The Shop Window are an interesting band doing something relatively unique in the modern era – if you’re into your indie music, then make sure you give Eyes Wide Shut a listen!