Shelter Boy

When he started out Shelter Boy was often called the German Mac Demarco but he soon developed his very own distinct style and blends dreamy guitar sounds with raw King Krule style vocals. The result can be classified somewhere between indie-rock and dream-pop. On Mirage Morning (2019) a refreshing effortlessness distracts from the actual engagement with his own complex emotional world. It’s back and forth between the euphoria after a successful backside heel-flip and the struggles of everyday life. Shelter Boy tries to find himself in the turmoil that is his music and his life. Long days and even longer nights inspire his songs, which he writes and demos at home in his apartment.The home-demos are available on Spotify on Mirage Morning (Home-Recordings) - early versions of the songs which were later re-recorded at befriended producers Sebastian Schütze and Bernhard Pausch’s recording studio in Berlin. He gained his first on-stage and band-experience as the co-frontman and guitarist of the indie band Still Trees before he decided to pursue a solo career in order to realise his pipe dreams. When he is not on the road with his band the Shelly Family he can be seen on his own, accompanied only by his electric guitar. While performing with the full band will result in adventurous performances and musical excursions, the more intimate solo appearance is also able to convey the same atmosphere of love and youthful frivolousness. In 2019 Shelter Boy has performed at several big festivals in Germany (Artlake, Immergut, Rocken Am Brocken, ...) and has opened for Gus Dapperton, Yakob Ogawa and Omar Apollo. In January and February of 2020 he will be doing his first headline-tour throughout Germany. Until then he will be working meticulously on his next EP.

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New release: New music video from Shelter Boy

ZG500 Records: Shelter Boy releases new music video for his song “Back at the Bottom”. Shelter Boy himself comments: It doesn’t feel good having flags of Greece in my video and me having a pleasant time in Athens while people are dying in Lesbos right now. And the fact that people, who already got nothing… Read More »

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Artist of the month: Shelter Boy

When he started out Shelter Boy was often called the German Mac Demarco but he soon developed his very own distinct style and blends dreamy guitar sounds with raw King Krule style vocals. The result can be classified somewhere between indie-rock and dream-pop. On Mirage Morning (2019) a refreshing effortlessness distracts from the actual engagement… Read More »

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New release: Shelter Boy releases his new EP “Rock’nRoll saved my childhood (lel)”

ZG500: “Rock’n’Roll saved my Childhood (lel)” shows the rapid development & the motivation of Shelter Boy, without seeming hasty. With “Let em Go” and “Use Me,” the versatility of the EP has already been hinted at, about the name of the EP he says himself: “On the one hand it’s somehow true, because the music of… Read More »

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New release: Shelter Boy with ‘Pale Ocean Child’

ZG500 Records: After Shelter Boy’s release of ‘Let Em Go’ received international attention, with a premiere in UK’s Crack Magazine, being placed in the Dummy Magazine playlist, the Soundkartell playlist and a feature in Bedroomdisco, he is now releasing his third single ‘Pale Ocean Child’. Previously described as the German Mac DeMarco, Shelter Boy has… Read More »

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New release: Shelter Boy shows a new side

ZG500 Records: Shelter Boy is back with a quiet and sensitive piece of music, exposing a more vulnerable and intimate side of the young musician with hies new track ‘Use Me’. Dreamy guitar riffs meet determined but precise drum beats. Driven rhythms and percussions support the melancholic vocal melody in the chorus, while a flattering… Read More »

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Video of the month: Shelter Boy – Let ’em Go

For his new single “Let ’em Go” Shelter Boy went to Los Angeles and shot the video with Philipp Gladsome. He’s known for taking pictures with Kraftklub, Marteria or Gregory Porter. We love the video, just because of the sunny L.A. vibe. Have fun while watching it! Directed by Philipp Gladsome Edited by Ben Bernschneider… Read More »

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Artist of the month: Shelter Boy

When he started, Shelter Boy was often called the German Mac DeMarco but he soon developed his very own distinct style and blends dreamy guitar sounds with raw King Krule style vocals. The result can be classified somewhere between indie-rock and dream-pop. Shelter Boy tries to find himself in the turmoil that is his music… Read More »

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New Release: Shelter Boy releases music video to ‘Let Em Go’

Following up his latest EP Mirage Morning and after releasing the corresponding single ‘Let Em Go’ last Friday, Shelter Boy now takes us on a trip through LA in his new music video. When he started out Shelter Boy was often called the German Mac Demarco but he soon developed his very own distinct style… Read More »