We first saw Long Island’s own Shiffley over the Summer when they opened for our friends in Patent Pending. They immediately won us over with their synth-driven pop-rock sound and their energetic onstage presence. We were thrilled we got to see them again recently at Piano’s in NYC. Their set is a blast from start to finish, including a rock version of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love,” which we didn’t know we needed until now. Their single “Cry” has some of the catchiest gang vocals we’ve ever heard (seriously, listen to it once and you’ll be humming it for days, in a good way).
In a few short years, Shiffley have made a name for themselves in the New York music scene, sharing the stage with not only Patent Pending, but also Twenty One Pilots and Plain White Ts. Band mates Alex Ganes, Alex Jenks, Bryan Contreras, Shaune Killough, and Will Rosati have created the perfect blend of synth driven pop rock. While you can certainly hear their influences from bands like The Killers, Shiffley have a unique sound that’s all their own.
Their EP, “Anthem City,” is out now and the band is working on their debut album due out (fingers crossed!) sometime this year. Stream the EP on SoundCloud below and pickup a copy on iTunes now! Visit Shiffley’s website for upcoming tour dates and more info, and if you can make it out to a show, GO! And remember to #ShareTheShiff.