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Shy Child

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ABOUT Shy Child

Shy Child formed in the summer of 2000, when former college friends Pete Cafarella and Nate Smith separately moved to New York. The duo shared a love for progressive rock and electronic music, and started playing music together in an attempt to create a fusion of the genres. Shy child recorded their debut album, Please Consider Our Time, in 2001. Originally sold through local record shops, Grenadine Records signed the band and re-released it proper in 2002, followed by the Humanity EP in 2003.

In 2004 the band released their second full-length album One with the Sun on New York label Say Hey Records. Two singles were later released in the UK from the album, The Noise Won't Stop and Technicrats, though the album itself was only released in North America.

Shy Child began playing steadily in the UK in 2006, and they also started working on their next album with producers Chris Zane and Paul Epworth. In the summer of 2006, they signed with UK label Wall of Sound. A U.S. tour supporting Hot Chip followed in the fall.

In early 2007, Shy Child released the singles Drop the Phone and Noise Won't Stop in the UK. They supported Klaxons on their tour of England in May, the same month that they released their third album Noise Won't Stop. The band toured extensively in the UK and Europe in the summer of 2007, playing at Barcelona Acció Musical, London's O2 Wireless Festival, the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and Bestival, among others. They also supported Muse at Wembley Stadium on June 17, 2007, becoming the first American act to play the new Wembley Stadium. The group released the single Summer in September 2007, followed by an October headline tour around the UK. Drop the Phone was re-released in November.

Shy Child toured New Zealand and Australia as part of the Big Day Out Festival in January and February 2008, and opened for Björk at the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House as well. Noise Won't Stop was released in the USA by Kill Rock Stars in May 2008.

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  • Pete Cafarella
  • Nate Smith

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