AWESOME NEWS! Our cover of Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato has been added into official Spotify playlist "Covered in Punk"!
We are currently in:
New Heights - Pop Punk's Not Dead
Back Home - Punk Unplugged
Sorry Not Sorry - Covered In Punk
Rock Sound magazine interviewed and featured us as this months "Breakout Artist" and we are absolutely stoked! You can read the full article via the Rock Sound app or in the physical copy.
Australia is producing brilliant bands by the boatload right now and these pop-punks are the next shining lights. Already getting a devoted following, debut EP 'New Heights' is as perfect for 5 Seconds Of Summer fans as it is ROAM fans. With new music on the way, keep those eyes peeled.
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE:
Next January we will be joining Forever Ends Here and Day Break on the FEH Well Tour. It'll be an emotional rollercoaster for sure, but we are super excited to be hitting up Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide with some of our best mates!
See the bottom of our site for events with dates, locations and tickets!
After being added to multiple official Spotify playlists, Shorelines "New Heights" acquired over 200k plays in just a few months! Because of this we have made so many new friends and fans!
- NEW HEIGHTS: Playlist "Pop Punk's Not Dead," 124k
- BACK HOME: Playlist "Punk Unplugged," 89k
- LET US GO: 4.8k
- BRIGHTER DAY: 4.5k
We appreciate everyone who has given our music a chance and we are REALLY excited for our future releases!
- Harry, Dylan, Shaman & Sean
Brisbane rockers Shorelines just release their new EP "New Heights" and to celebrate we asked Harry White to tell us the story behind the title track. Here is the story:
One night I was sitting in my room and decided to write a fun pop/punk song, and a while later I had the basic idea for "New Heights"! I really wanted something that defined our mindset as a band, so I ended up telling the story of one chapter closing and the start of new beginnings. I wrote this song about my old band breaking up and having to start again with Shorelines. It definitely shows off our positivity towards the new band, but also displays some anger towards people that brought us down in the past. There was a lot involved in why things turned out the way they did and I used the lyrics to get some of my feelings out.
The chorus //We'll be just fine, leave it all behind...// was a summary of my attitude at the time. It was hard to let go of some of the amazing times we (Dylan and I) had in the previous band, but we were prepared to work hard to move on and eventually do it all again, our own way. The pre-chorus //Did you know you were a waste of time, a broken act of thoughtless lies...// was directed at someone who made being positive really difficult which led to our past downfall, and getting that out of my system and into a song allowed me to move on much easier, and the bridge //They say there's no happy endings, but we don't ever have to end this, just live for now and wash away the tide…// is one of my favourite lines as it explains how we won't give up, no matter what tries to drag us down.
We released "New Heights" with a music video too, which had a really comforting response as it was our first major release. We were stoked to see that the video had passed 10k views on youtube within the first two weeks! Then we released our four-track debut EP, also called "New Heights", which is having even more of an incredible response! Somehow we worked our way into two official Spotify playlists, "Pop Punk's Not Dead" and "Punk Unplugged" which continues to provide incredible exposure for us, assisting us to achieve over 40k monthly spotify listeners.
A lot of our most recent fans actually discovered us by listening to those playlists. It's so rad! We couldn't be happier right now and we are going to keep pushing our tracks until our next release hopefully later on this year. It's been such an enjoyable journey so far and there's definitely no end in sight. I am so unbelievably thankful for the overwhelming amount of support and to the people giving us a chance and getting to know us as a band. Four months ago we were practically nothing, and now we have made so many great friends and fans, and accomplished so much as a group. I am infinitely excited about our future as Shorelines!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!
Who are you and what are you doing here? (what is your name, what is the band and what is your role in the band?)
We are Shorelines, a dual vocalist pop/punk band from Brisbane, Australia, and we are here to provide the world with tunes! My name is Harry White and I am a lead vocalist and play the bass, Dylan Thompson is also a lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Sean Fisher is our lead guitarist and Shaman Grayson is our drummer!
How did the band start?
The band started after Dylan and I’s last band, Call The Shots, broke up and we decided we wanted to start on something new. We came up with Shorelines and wrote some songs which we used to find Sean and Shaman! It worked out really well and we try and hang out as much as possible, inside and outside of music.
How would you describe your band?
I’d describe us as… fun and relatable. We want people listening to our music or coming to our shows to have an amazing time, but also to feel what we sing and play about.
If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines your band which one would it be?
I think we would all agree that “New Heights” is a good song describe us as a group, and that’s why we released it as our first major song. It explains how we are ready to take on the world together and enjoy doing so.
In this day and age where anyone is pretty much able to pick up an instrument, what would you say sets your band apart from the rest?
Definitely the way we write our songs, perform, and also interact with our fans. We try to write about a whole range of topics and experiences with pop lyrics and rock guitar tones and sounds, and punk rhythms, and perform them with as much energy as possible. We also try to involve as many people as possible on our journey as a band.
Where are people able to hear your songs?
Everywhere! We have tried getting them everywhere so that people can’t miss them. Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Apple Music… and even the Shazam music recognition app!
Are you playing any shows anytime soon?
We sure are, and we are all very excited! We have our EP launch show on the 15th of July this year, and we are also playing an acoustic park show with some other bands on the 2nd of July.
What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a band?
Releasing our debut EP ‘New Heights’ has to be our biggest step so far. The response has been incredible and we aim to keep pushing it until our next release.
Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?
With Confidence are SMASHING it at the moment, I don’t even think they could be considered a small band anymore, it’s awesome! Stateside are on the rise, and I know Kids In Control have some bangers on the way soon!
Hi Harry, congrats on the initial success on your debut EP “New Heights, you certainly have made your presence known! Your EP debuted at #16 on the iTunes rock chart did this totally exceed your expectations? That is a pretty good result to say the least!
I don’t even know where to start with that! I was blown away, we all were! Definitely gave us a bit of a confidence boost knowing people were willing to buy our record too.
How did you all come together to form Shorelines? I know Harry and Dylan’s story with Call the Shots, so keen to know the Shoreline’s story.
It was simple really! Dylan and I wanted to keep going and playing new music together, so we searched constantly for members to fill in the missing spots.Then came along Sean, which led to Shaman as they have been mates for quite a while.
I don’t think we’ve been updated with actual pre-sale tickets for a while now, but there’s over a hundred people interested in the event on Facebook so I’m hoping that’s a good sign!
I really like the music video for ‘New Heights’ very pop punk, the concept captures the essence of the song, right down to the pizza! Who came up with the concept for the video?
It all just came together with the help of SPLAT productions and our good friend Adrian. Between the four of us and him we did some brainstorming and came up with a whole range of locations and ideas. Props to him though for choosing rad colours!
Tell us about the shoot.
It was a full on shoot! Shot with the same type of camera that Lord of the Rings was filmed with. We also had a full crew for both days of shooting, it was pretty much our very own movie set!
Was there anything during filming that went wrong? Like any funny insights on that?
I was actually really sick during the performance part of the shoot so that was really hard to overcome. Apart from that, nothing went wrong at all! The crew were very professional and we had some wonderful people helping us out throughout the filming days.
That does not sound fun at all! You guys were added to the official Spotify Pop Punk Playlist on Spotify. I follow that playlist as do 227000 other people. Also Punk Unplugged. Congrats! Did you celebrate this?
We haven’t celebrated in person but I can definitely say we took to social media like a storm! Definitely exciting news to hear, and something for the achievement books!
You are very active on facebook. The VIP group is growing!
We love our VIP (Very Important Prisoners) group hahah! It’s like a big family where anyone can post and share thoughts with us. The more it grows the better really because it’s been a great way to make new friends and fans.
A question that I was wondering about was where did Shorelines come from? A band that has recently formed and has the success of seasoned Pop Punkers. They have been described as one of the sickest band for 2017 and I must admit I agree. Is it their energy? Is it their lyrics? Or the dual vocals? Or the fact New Heights gets stuck in my head but in a good way? My advice is if you like bands like All Time Low, State Champs and Simple Plan then take a listen to New Heights. to find out for yourself. You won’t regret it.
I had the chance to catch up with Harry White (Vocals & Bass) to catch up with all their news.
In the VIP group Harry asked for some inspiration to write a song. I like that you are including your fans in the writing process. I have seen Harry post his notes for other songs that he has written. How does your writing process go?
Dylan and I wrote Let Us Go together, but I did actually write a few of the songs that we have so far by myself before we had a full band, including Back Home, Brighter Day, New Heights and a few that haven’t been released yet, but usually now we come to each other with ideas and work with one another to create the basis of all our songs.
Who runs the bands social media? I imagine that would keep you pretty busy.
We all play a role in keeping everything working with our social media, but usually I end up designing all the artwork and banners etc. then taking the ideas to the boys and making changes.
I like the design on your EP cover, who designed this? Love the use of colour for the ocean and sky.
I actually came up with the idea a while ago, but the artwork was made by Multitude Creative in this case! They did a good job.
The second track ‘Back Home’, I can feel the emotion, of missing someone. Was this written from personal experience Harry?
It was actually, yes. I was in a long distance relationship with my girlfriend for a while before she moved here. It was quite a difficult and emotional time so I decided to put how I felt about the situation into a song!
I have had your EP on repeat while writing this, I actually think that each song is worth releasing and has the potential to be very well liked. Do you have plans to release another song?
We have quite a few songs ready to be recorded so expect to hear more soon!
Nice answer but not giving anything away! What is next for Shorelines after the EP Launch?
We just want to go hard and enjoy ourselves! All of us are prepared to do as much as we can to get out there in the world.
In 7 words can you describe why people should listen to your EP?
New music is always worth a listen!
All the best for your Launch. Shame it is not in Melbourne Although the weather must be better up in Queensland than here. Good luck guys.