This week: Shields

The buzz so far The Geordie alt-popsters have toured with the likes of Neon Indian and The Naked and Famous, and have made a name for themselves already with their incredibly catchy, danceable and infectious synth-pop tuneage. The five-piece’s outstanding debut EP, Kaleidoscope, features five of their delights as well as the group’s own take on SBTRKT’s hit Pharaohs as a bonus track. They’ve also made a massively quirky and impossible-not-to-love sock puppet video for single Mezzanine.

The Critics say “A big clomping synth spectacular that’s reminiscent of a sunnier Everything Everything” The Guardian

The Plug Kaleidoscope is out Nov 19 through Riverman Records