Shields - Photo by Rhiannon Banks

Shields are a Newcastle-based 5-piece band building a reputation for innovative alt-pop
instrumentation and delicate harmonies. Shields have crafted a reputation for stunning live performances, honed by early tour support slots with the likes of Placebo, Walk The Moon and Everything Everything and performances at festivals including Melt!, Reeperbahn, BBC 6Music Festival and Glastonbury.Shields’ early releases caught the eye of double-Grammy award winning producer Adrian Bushby who worked with them to complete their debut album ‘How Can We Fix This?’ The album received wide-spread critical acclaim in outlets like The Sunday Times, The Line of Best Fit and MOJO.

How Can We Fix This? is so full of murderously infectious, polished pop, it will make you a) wonder why they didn’t feature in any of the recent ones-to-watch polls but also b) ecstatic that music can still surprise… [C]asually adept, fast yet funkily sublime… shiny cleverness… non-stop smartness… Shields may single-handedly extend the lifespan of the traditional indie band.” (The Guardian)