Toronto Post-Punk Outfit Shallow Waves Share the Video for Their Biting New Single “No Devotion”

Today, there’s a relentless pressure to conform politically, religiously, and culturally, stifling individuality, creativity, and critical thought. Politically, we are urged to fit into predefined ideologies, but true wisdom lies in questioning and analyzing beyond surface rhetoric. Culturally, we are passive consumers of media, absorbing superficial values and norms. To truly live, we must break free from this passive consumption and actively engage with the world, questioning the status quo and societal norms.

Shallow Waves, a fuzz-laden post-punk noise group from Toronto, has embraced heavy psych influences in their music. Their most recent release marks a notable shift from their initial identity as an alternative 60s garage rock band to a fresh fusion of industrial post-punk and EDM. Drawing inspiration from contemporary bands like The Soft Moon, Gilla Band, Model/Actriz, as well as from iconic bands such as Killing Joke and Ministry, Shallow Waves has crafted a sound that is both daring and forward-looking.

Their blistering single No Devotion (out today via Green Witch Recordings) criticizes our world’s conformity, be it from a political, religious, or cultural perspective. The song challenges the listener to think for themselves, something we’re doing less and less from the content we constantly consume.

The message is clear: Don’t be content to echo the world’s noise. Listen to your inner voice, cultivate your unique perspective, and live authentically. The essence of being human is thinking independently, feeling deeply, and creating personal meaning. Let us break the chains of conformity and embrace the boundless possibilities of our individual and collective potential.

The band’s skill and prowess are on full display in the performance video directed by Danny Alexander. See below:

No Devotion was recorded and mixed by Zaid Khan, and mastered by Jason Corbett at Jack Knife Sound.

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Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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