Shields – White Knuckle Tight Grip

It is amazing what you can find simply by using Google – and how quickly things can get confusing. For example, while trying to find the Newcastle indie rock band Shields, who I recently saw open for Dispatch, I encountered many other bands of the same name. This was including but not limited to a “medieval power rock troupe”, a duo on a reality show, and a folk band I believe to be from the 70’s. However, I am glad I persisted in my quest because Shields – the real Shields – is definitely worth wading through the search engine junk for. Not only did they have an amazing stage presence (that was able to amp up a crowd in Amsterdam of all places) but their dramatic tempo changes and melodic yet slightly off-kilter vocals translate extremely well in Mp3 format too. Their best would be “White Knuckle Tight Grip” – a cymbal-heavy song with harmony that would make Crosby, Stills, & Nash jealous. Or you could just check out that medieval power rock troupe … no judgment …

Shields – White Knuckle Tight Grip

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