Shvpes have released a brand-new single “Calloused Hands” from their forthcoming album, Greater Than.

“This is the first song we wrote together after coming back from our first European tour,” says Shvpes vocalist, Griffin Dickinson. “We’d been out for 6 weeks, experiencing something we’d always dreamed of… As soon as we got back, as with most tours, reality hits and you’re sucked back into the ‘real world’ that pressures you to go and get a ‘real job’ I.e. doing something you probably don’t care about, for some narcissistic company that equally doesn’t care about you. This song was all about reminding myself why I don’t want to be a part of that. With lyrics like “capitalise; cannibalise” & “paralysed by your next fix” it’s exploring the futility of the paper chase.”

Shvpes will release their second studio album, Greater Than, on November 9th via Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records.

Greater Than Track-Listing:

01. Calloused Hands
02. Undertones
03. Afterlife
04. Someone Else
05. Two Wrongs, No Rights
06. Rain (feat Matthew Kiichi Heafy)
07. War
08. Renegades
09. Hey Brother
10. I’m Stuck
11. Note to Cell
12. Counterfeit

The band have also been confirmed to support Hawthorne Heights on their October UK tour.

Tour Dates:

10/10 – Belfast – Foundry
10/11 – Dublin – The Grand Social
10/12 – Liverpool – Jacana Phase One
10/13 – Plymouth – Turbulence Festival
10/15 – Bristol – Exchange
10/16 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
10/17 – Leeds – The Key Club
10/18 – Glasgow – Audio
10/19 – Sheffield – Corporation
10/20 – Newcastle – Head of Steam
10/21 – Manchester – Rebellion
10/22 – Birmingham – The Flapper
10/23 – Norwich – The Waterfront
10/24 – Nottingham – Rock City


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.