SHADE : Jump Into Heaven – single review
Photo Credit : Anthony Jones

SHADE: Jump Into Heaven

(Fear Records)

DL and Streaming

Out Now

Jump Into Heaven, the third single from SHADE, is proving lucky for the acclaimed Manchester 4-piece if early reactions are anything to go by.

Following their previous releases NEVERDIE and Head In The Clouds. The band ended 2020 with a hardcore following and over 75,000 Spotify Streams (which has surpassed 175,000 within three months).

The euphoric melody of Jump Into Heaven is set to step up the momentum. Rhythmic, dynamic and anthemic, it’s made for singing along to at the top of your voice from the bottom of your heart.

For those unfamiliar, SHADE hit the ground running in Spring 2019 when they started playing live. They’ve earned some key gigs and supports while continuing to write and demo new songs, with their potential impressing many an ear. By that Autumn they had enough of a following to headline Manchester Academy 3; played a much-coveted slot with This Feeling; got their name in lights at Jimmy’s – and incited a sing-along crowd! As 2020 started, SHADE were set to step up with cool gigs and recordings in the bag when lockdown began. Living up to its name, NEVERDIE was released on 18th April. It picked up healthy streams and early independent media support.

Last summer, SHADE were picked up by independent label, Fear Records. ‘HEAD IN THE CLOUDS’, produced by Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios was released on September 4th. Again, the single earned more press attention including an interview here on Louder Than War, and another This Feeling “Track of The Day”

They start 2021 as an essential new band to be aware of. Capitals for a capital new band: SHADE

SHADE : Jump Into Heaven – single review
Photo Credit : Anthony Jones

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All words by Iain Key. See his Author Profile here author’s archive or on Twitter as @iainkey.

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