Genre: Pop-punk, Emo Pop
Russ Nelson-Vocals and Guitar
Record Label: UNSIGNED
With the release of the A Lighter Shade EP, Shellshock Lullaby bring a new feel to a classic genre. Lush with progressive guitar work, addicting and powerful choruses, the record boasts the aesthetic of pop rock anthems. Although the songs are diverse from one another, there is a glue that holds them all together much like a concept album would. Most importantly, the EP never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from.
Formed in Butte, Montana September of 2010, "Shellshock Lullaby" is the artistic vision of singer/songwriter Russ Nelson. After releasing a debut EP "Finding Our Way" Nelson was invited to play shows and festivals like Rock Fest 2011, The Original Festival 2013 & 2014, Evel Knievel Days 2012 & 2014, and plenty more. In September of 2011, Russ traveled to Lehi, Utah to collaborate with producer, Tyler Monks, and Scot Alexander (the bassist of Dishwalla). The sessions produced 4 new songs and a remixed single, "Backwards," from the previous EP. In 2012, he wrote a self-titled EP which he released in early 2013. Since this record was released, it has shown much promise for SSL and Nelson's career. In 2014, the band finished their third EP release Shades Of Grey which was mixed and mastered by Stephen Hawkes (Hearts&Hands, Jonny Craig, Closure in Moscow, Tides of Man) at Interlace Audio and the music is grabbing the attention of fans and industry alike.
Having shared the stage with legends like Black Flag, performing at tons of venues and festivals, and obtained airplay on stations like Underground Pulse Radio, 850KOA, NBTMusicRadio, TRS24/7 Radio, Pandora, and more, the band is certainly not new to gaining the momentum needed to get the songs out there.
A Lighter Shade EP is now available for streaming and download on most major digital outlets, and the band has several upcoming gigs in the Montana area, along with planning to tour the Northwest/west coast area in the late summer.