NEW SINGLE : SHED SEVEN release new single ‘STARLINGS’ today – band’s sold-out UK tour continues this week

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Fresh from the weekend’s triumphant sold-out London show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shed Seven today release ‘Starlings’ as the latest single to preview the January 5th 2024 release of their new album ‘A Matter of Time’. It comes as the band’s gigs are in huge demand, from their sold-out 6000-capacity summer show in Leeds to next January’s ever-expanding in-store tour.  Meanwhile, album pre-orders have already seen all test pressings and all copies of Blood Records’ hand-numbered vinyl rapidly sell-out.


‘Starlings’ offers a markedly different sound to Shed Seven’s recent high energy singles. Yet, whilst the band are best known for their anthems, there’s often an undercurrent of melancholy to their music – and that’s something ‘Starlings’ takes to its natural extreme. Building up layers of piano, strings, dramatic beats and swooping vocal harmonies into a slow-burning finale, Rick Witter’s lyrics offer the hope that perhaps not all goodbyes are forever.

Rick says, “‘Starlings’ showcases the album with a different kind of emotion. It’s a love letter to a departed partner. I had an idea about a couple who have been together since forever only for one of them to pass away, and the remaining partner is basically treading water until the time comes where they can be reunited for eternity in the ether. Some may say it’s dark subject matter, but I find it also pretty uplifting and is more of a common thing than one might think. The beautiful strings and piano add everything that is needed for such a heartfelt song. It’s nostalgic and reflective but also has a feeling of evermore.”

‘Starlings’ joins ‘Kissing California’, ‘F:K:H’ and ‘In Ecstasy’ (featuring Rowetta) in previewing the new album. Founding members Rick Witter (vocals), Paul Banks (guitar) and Tom Gladwin (bass) recorded the album in Spain with new recruits Rob ‘Maxi’ Maxfield (drums) and Tim Wills (keys). The sessions were produced by the Grammy Award-winning Youth (The Verve, Pink Floyd) and mixed by Cenzo Townshend (Florence + The Machine, Inhaler). The album also features further special guests in the shape of Laura McClure on ‘Tripping With You’ and Peter Doherty on ‘Throwaways’.

‘A Matter of Time’ is available to pre-order / pre-save HERE.

Shed Seven will follow their current sold-out headline tour by embarking upon an intense run of in-store appearances in January 2024. Featuring a mix of intimate performances and meet-and-greet/signing sessions, demand for the tickets has seen the schedule expand seemingly every few days and it now encompasses sixteen sessions in just ten days. Later that same month, the band will play three special album launch shows which will consist of two sets: ‘A Matter of Time’ in its entirety for the first and only time, followed by a greatest hits set. Those three album launch shows all sold-out instantly.

Shed Seven’s upcoming UK live schedule is as below. Limited in-store tickets are available HERE for the few venues that haven’t already sold-out.


23rd – Stoke-on-Trent, Victoria Hall (SOLD OUT)

24th – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall (SOLD OUT)

26th – Glasgow, The Barrowland Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

27th – Middlesbrough, Town Hall (SOLD OUT)

28th – Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)



5th – Leeds, Vinyl Whistle (midday – SOLD OUT)

5th – York, HMV (4.30pm)

6th – London, Rough Trade East (5pm – ADDED DATE)

6th – London, Rough Trade East (7pm – SOLD OUT)

7th – Kingston, Banquet Records (4pm – ADDED DATE)

8th – Southampton, Vinilo (1pm – SOLD OUT)

8th – Brighton, Resident (6.30pm)

9th – Bristol, Rough Trade (6.30pm – SOLD OUT)

10th – Birmingham, HMV Vault (1pm)

10th – Leamington Spa, Head Records (5pm)

11th – Nottingham, Rough Trade (midday – SOLD OUT)

11th – Nottingham, Rough Trade (6pm – SOLD OUT)

12th – Manchester, HMV (2pm)

12th – Liverpool, Jacaranda (7pm – SOLD OUT)

13th – Glasgow, HMV (1pm – SOLD OUT)

14th – Glasgow, HMV (1pm – ADDED DATE)



25th – Kingston, Pryzm – hosted by Banquet Records (SOLD OUT)

26th – Coventry, HMV Empire (SOLD OUT)

27th – Leeds, Project House – hosted by Crash Records (SOLD OUT)



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