Human Interest announce ‘Smile While You’re Losing’ EP, set for release September 6th via Nice Swan Records

“An intriguing musical concoction that doffs its cap to grunge, the Kinks, Iggy Pop and T. Rex” The Sunday Times

East Londoners Human Interest release biting new effort ‘Shapeshifting’ (video here), out today (April 23rd) via cult indie label Nice Swan Records (English Teacher, Sprints, Opus Kink).

Marking the follow-up to acclaimed 2023 EP ‘Empathy Lives In Outer Space’, the impressive quartet kick off their EP campaign with visceral lead track ‘Shapeshifting’, showcasing another unbridled display of powerful emotion and effortless vocals, powered by their phenomenal rhythmic instrumentation.

Hailed by The Sunday Times as “an intriguing musical concoction that doffs its cap to grunge, The Kinks, Iggy Pop and T.Rex”, and accompanied with press support from many highly recognised publications (DIY, Dork, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit, Rough Trade, The Forty-Five), the band have fast become mainstays on the BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq), Radio X (playlisted) and Sirius FM airwaves. With their biggest ever headline show announced for The Lexington, London this September to coincide with their EP release, Human Interest are primed to kick on in the summer months, with multiple festival appearances lined up to build on recent supports with the likes of English Teacher, Self Esteem and Hinds.

Speaking ahead of their single release, Human Interest stated: “The song is about feeling like you’re not being your true self; thinking about the different people you shift into day to day to navigate the world. I think it’s hard, when you’re queer, to feel like you’re being truly authentic to yourself. There are so many experiences that happen while growing up that make you hide who you really are. When you spend your formative years doing this, I think it becomes such a part of your fabric and so ingrained in you that you end up as an adult not really knowing where your true self begins and the person you felt you had to be ends. On a whole, it’s dealing with alienation, but an alienation from yourself and who you feel you have to be. It’s about feeling like you’re not dealing with the things, and you choose to ‘go out’, have a good time instead. We all have to toe the line between the self and what society wants from us.”

Human Interest’s ‘Shapeshifting’ is out now via Nice Swan Records and available on all digital platforms.

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Human Interest is Cat Harrison (lead vocals, guitar), Tyler Damara Kelly (lead vocals, bass), Tyler Evann (backing vocals, guitar), Albie Lucas (drums)

Live Dates

2nd May – Third Man Records, Blue Basement, London (single release – sold-out)

16th May – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells*

17th May – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate*

18th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

1st June – Ceremony All-Dayer, Bedford

13th Sept – The Lexington, London (EP release show)