Sweden’s SHINING is set to release an EP of cover songs with a choice of material that will come as a surprise to many of the band’s fans. The four-track EP, titled “Lots of Girls Gonna Get Hurt”, includes tracks from KATATONIA, KENT, IMPERIET and POETS OF THE FALL, and is due for release on Spinefarm Records on May. Whilst KATATONIA is an internationally recognized name, KENT and Thåström’s IMPERIET are relatively unknown outside of Sweden, where they are two of the country’s biggest names, and POETS OF THE FALL is a Finnish band with a substantial following in their own country.
Commenting on the decision to release an EP of covers, as well as on the choice of material, SHINING’s front man and founder Niklas Kvarforth had this to say: “In no way should this EP be seen as a new direction for SHINING, and it is absolutely no indication of what you can expect from our upcoming eighth album. Like most musicians neither myself, nor the rest of the band, restrict ourselves to listening to only one genre of music. We all have eclectic tastes, and finding ourselves with some spare time in the studio, we recorded a total of six covers, and decided to release four of them. We know that those fans of SHINING who limit themselves to a narrow musical spectrum will hate the EP, but that really is of no concern to us”.
Niklas Kvarforth - vocals, guitar
Peter Huss- lead & rhythm guitar
Christian Larsson – bass
Ludwig Witt - drums
I – Within Deep Dark Chambers, 2000
II – Livets Ändhållplats, 2001
III – Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie 2002
IV – Eerie Cold, 2005
V – Halmstad, 2007
VI – Klagopsalmer, 2009
VII – Född Förlorare 2011