Swiftly rising electro-punk two-piece Shelf Lives today release new single ‘All The Problems’ – which will feature on a new EP due for release this autumn.
Co-produced by SPACE (Do Nothing, IDLES), ‘All The Problems’ confronts the crisis of masculinity with one of Shelf Lives’ most gentle, melodic choruses. “Tell me something you like about yourself,” the duo sing softly in unison, evoking a question therapists often ask and most people can’t answer. Seeking the reasons behind male rage, the track balances extreme acts of violence with the jarringly passive way the wider world processes them.
Speaking more on the release of the new single, the duo said: “To be vague about it, ‘All the Problems’ is a casual chat about the suppression of emotions, specifically among those who identify as males and what it could lead to as a result. The track goes through the motions of seeking a reason behind the resulting rage and offsets extreme, sometimes violent, acts with the World’s passive and unsettling way of dealing with them. There’s nothing casual about the topic and events itself, yet, socially we’ve reached a ridiculous, dangerous place where we feel like in order to survive we need to be. Essentially, so we can… “get on with our day”.”