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 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 while 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.”

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


23rd – Stoke-on-Trent, Victoria Hall
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)
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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)
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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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