- Artist – The Shop Window
- Release – The State Of Being Human
1. Mannequin Lies
2. Ride It (While You Can)
3. Out OF Reach
4. Break Down Walls
5. Calling Out
6. Disengage The Robots
3. 2nd Book
4. Sad Eyes
5. I Realise
6. Jack’s Lullaby
Label – Spinout Nuggets
Cat No. – SN039
Release date – 25th of June 2021
The Shop Window are a four-strong IndiePop/Jangly guitar band, fronted by Carl Mann and Simon ‘Syd’ Oxlee, who gained their first record deal in the mid-late 90s in previous project Westpier, label mates with Sleeper (Indolent Records – BMG). Once Westpier folded, Carl ended up depping on guitar for Sleeper, and round the same time also played guitar for Kylie Minogue, for TV performances, gigs and a tour of Australia, and even co-wrote a track that ended up on a Kylie B-Side in 2000.
Carl recently found himself once again with music in mind. With old friends Martin Corder and Phil Elphee, Carl invited his old friend Syd along and The Shop Window was born! Four digital singles, and a 7” single (on Spinout Nuggets) later, all receiving rave reviews, it was time to make an album.
The State Of Being Human is one big jangly pop cake filled with ingredients that span decades of guitar music, glued together by the unmistakable sound of Carl and Syd’s vocal style harmonies. You’ll hear lots of Creation/C86 and early style 90s influences in here, but the album is freshly forward focused, with their own approach to the classic sound.
This is an album you can get lost in and enjoy the journey from start to finish, as albums were once intended to be. Warmth, nostalgia, joy, heartache and love are just some of the emotions likely to embrace you along the way.
The thirty-ninth release on the Spinout Nuggets label, this release will be available via the label, the band and all very good musical outlets.
“Carl Mann is a super talented guitarist and songwriter, a man with a giant heart …” – (Louise, Andy & Jon – Sleeper)
“If music was a high street, The Shop Window would be that store of curiosities, a focal point for nostalgic pangs and dusted down memories that brings character to the ever changing facades. Push open the door and have a browse, you won’t regret it…”
(Stephen Barnes – Thousand Yard Stare)
Carl Mann – Vocals/Guitars
Simon ‘Syd’ Oxlee – Vocals/Keyboards
Martin Corder – Bass Guitar/Vocals
Phil Elphee – Drums