Shields ~ Chequered Love


Who is SHIELDS?  An interesting alternative pop band from the UK.  They are: Luke (Guitars/Bass/Vocals), Rich (Guitars/Vocals),  Tom (Drums),  John (Percussion/Bass/Samples) and Dave (Guitar/Keys/Vocals)!

My first impression of “Chequered LoveA melodically absorbing, soft indie rock cover with a catchy yet somewhat gritty edge!

My take : Whenever I listen to a song by Newcastle 5-piece band SHIELDS, I always come out of the experience admiring their sound.  They have a knack for creating a brand of music with a fluid and easy flow that inevitably draws me in and their track “Chequered Love” does more of the same.  Putting together an upbeat yet poignant rendition of Kim Wilde’s uptempo 80’s flavored version of the song, SHIELDS delicately smooths out the track with a blend of beautifully controlled tempos and speeds that keeps me on the edge of my seat to the very end.  “Chequered Love” may not be an original by the band but they sure make it feel like their own.  Well done! 


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 {TMH! FINAL VERDICT: On The Rise; Very Good; On Repeat; Best of the Year}

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Born in sunny San Diego and raised in central Illinois. I graduated from the University of Illinois @Urbana-Champaign and spent the better part of 10 years in sunny Phoenix Arizona after graduation. I now reside in Savoy IL and I try to make it up to the Chicago music scene as much as I can. Music has always been a part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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