'Ascend' - The Stunning new album from electro-pop duo 'Shelter' released on the Min
11 x soaring retro-electro pop tracks to move the mind body & soul. "In May 2014, Shelter wrote, produced & released Erasure's legendary front man Andy Bell's 3rd studio album "iPop".
Ascend is the follow-up album to Shelter's debut album 'emerge' which was released November 2014 shortly before they embarked on their 8 x date support slot for Erasure's Violet Flame Tour spanning the UK, Germany & Denmark in December 2014. Not long after that, the guys scored No. 9 in the Commercial Pop Club Charts with their track "with u" [feat. Frankmusik] who produced Erasure's 'Tomorrow's World' album. "with u" was remixed by legendary Grammy award winning US Producer Dave Aude (boasting in excess of 100 US Billboard Nr. 1's for everyone from Yoko Ono, Depeche Mode, Lady Gaga to Bieber & Mark Ronson). The guys are regularly playlisted on radio in UK, Germany & Denmark, France & the U.S.
Their track 'fierce' was voted Dave Charles's Nr. 6 in his Top 50 of 2015 whilst their collaboration with Erasure's Andy Bell & Vince Clarke on 'Lift Me Up' from iPop was simultaneously his track of the year on Harborough FM. As well as performing live on Danish Radio & for Phoenix FM with Rob Harvey, Shelter have supported 'De-Vision' at BAS in 2015 alongside Empathy Test & Tenek. They have also more recently performed at Synthwest alongside Vile Electrodes & in France alongside Sinestar, Model Depose, Waiting
for Words, Shiny Darkness, Pulse & Kid Casio and at Synthetic Xmas with Johnny Normal, The Department & Future Perfect. Shelter have already worked with and collaborated with many artists & producers such as MESH, DJ Ram, Matt Pop, Rob Dust, Dancing With Ruby, Vince Clarke & many more as well as some new remix work for Andy Bell's Torsten "Variance 2" album and the new Conzoom Records compilation release both as artists and remixers plus more collaborative works already in the pipeline.
"Ascend" is the band's evolutionary tale spanning a spectrum of uplifting & emotionally charged themes. The Shelter boys feel "Ascend" is a bit more 'grown up' than its predecessor as their own writing and production prowess has become more finely tuned this second time around. With fewer collaborations than 'emerge', Shelter hope to continue down their 'truer to themselves' road moving forward and to continue on their voyage of self-discovery, refining their sound and identity within the exciting electro-pop landscape.
You can expect the release date to be late July, early August. You can watch their video for 'Beautiful' feat. Andy Bell right here: