Venue: Huxleys Neue Welt
Few bands provided the soundtrack for the early ‘00s as ubiquitously as The Shins. From the Garden State OST to mixtapes on universities across the globe, this New Mexican band spoke to all our tender, nerdy hearts of breathy kisses and small town frustrations. With their recent release, Heartworms the band have leapt back into the present; James Mercer’s distinctive vocals spitting out characteristically clever phrasing and melodies full of quirk and joy. Support comes from London-based Kid Waves.