Watch SHVPES' New Video For Calloused Hands

“It’s exploring the futility of the paper chase…”

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SHVPES have unveiled a new single and video, Calloused Hands.

“This is the first song we wrote together after coming back from our first European tour,” says frontman Griffin Dickinson. “We’d been out for six weeks, experiencing something we’d always dreamed of… As soon as we got back, as with most tours, reality hits and you’re sucked back into the ‘real world’ that pressures you to go and get a ‘real job’ i.e. doing something you probably don’t care about, for some narcissistic company that equally doesn’t care about you. This song was all about reminding myself why I don’t want to be a part of that. With lyrics like 'capitalise; cannibalise' and 'paralysed by your next fix' it’s exploring the futility of the paper chase.”

Calloused Hands is taken from SHVPES' forthcoming Greater Than album, which is due out on November 9 via Search & Destroy/Spinefarm Records. Pre-order the record here, and watch their new video below:

Catch SHVPES live at the following:


10 Belfast Foundry
11 Dublin The Grand Social
12 Liverpool Jacana Phase One
13 Plymouth Turbulence Festival
15 Bristol Exchange
16 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
17 Leeds Key Club
18 Glasgow Audio
19 Sheffield Corporation
20 Newcastle Head Of Stream
21 Manchester Rebellion
22 Birmingham The Flapper
23 Norwich Waterfront
24 Nottingham Rock City

You can also watch ’em live at Reading & Leeds next month – grab your tickets at this link.

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