Loud, honest, thoughtful and intense; Backwards Dancer's debut EP - New Life In Old Shoes - tells an ordinary narrative in an extraordinary way. Frontman Zack Shaw (former vocalist of The Hotelier) speaks with a conviction and sincerity that pushes the boundaries of modern indie rock without losing sight of who they truly are. This sense of realness is intrinsic to the band's anatomy, compelling audiences to reflect on themselves in the same way that Shaw is so capable of doing.
Formed in 2014 in Massachusetts, Backwards Dancer quickly developed into their unique style of emo rock. With influences ranging from Nirvana to Brand New to Radiohead, the band – comprised of Shaw, guitarist Ryan Kelleher, and drummer Andy Underwood – seamlessly translates deep intrapersonal emotion into thoughtfully orchestrated compositions. The synergy of Shaw's meditation, Kelleher's intuition and Underwood's sensitivity creates an intense musical experience where each member's talent shines in their respective soundscapes; both in the studio and on stage.