With a support slot with 36 Crazyfists next week set to kick off their 2015, Birmingham’s Cytota have announced that they have decided to change their band name officially to SHVPES, with their moniker inspired by their recent single of the same name. You can read a statement about this decision from the band below:
“Over the last 4 years we have achieved more than we could’ve dreamt of as ‘Cytota’. To everyone who has ever come down to a show, bought our merch, listened to us, hung out with us, put up with us and showed their support, we thank you for sticking by us and helping us become the band we are today.
Today we will be taking the next step in this band’s evolution. As you well know, over the past few months we acquired our new frontman, Griffin. It became very clear, very quick, that there was a new energy and different dynamic to the band. Going forward we felt we needed a name to fit this new energy and sound. So from this point on, we will be known as, SHVPES (shapes).
You won’t have to re-like/follow anything; all our social sites are being updated including our Facebook, which may take a little longer to catch up with the change.
On Friday we will be doing a video to explain a little more behind the decision to re-invent ourselves, but for now we can’t wait to see you on the road next week, don’t miss our first tour as SHVPES, we’ll have new merch for sale and new songs to play for you lovely people.
We can’t wait to achieve even more with you guys as SHVPES.
See you on the road –
Harry, Youssef, Ollie, Ryan, Griffin”
You can catch the band supporting 36 Crazyfists across the UK from next week, followed by a tour supporting Fightstar and a slot at Takedown Festival. You can find all of the band’s forthcoming shows listed below:
FEBRUARY 04 – BRIGHTON, Concorde (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 05 – BOURNEMOUTH, Sound Circus (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 06 – PLYMOUTH, Hub (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 07 – BRISTOL, Marble Factory (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 08 – STOKE-ON-TRENT, The Sugarmill (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 10 – GLASGOW, Classic Grand (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 11 – NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 12 – MANCHESTER, Academy 3 (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 13 – NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 14 – BIRMINGHAM, Asylum (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 15 – NORWICH, Waterfront (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 17 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 18 – SOUTHAMPTON, Engine Rooms (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 19 – OXFORD, O2 Academy (supporting 36 Crazyfists)
FEBRUARY 23 – BIRMINGHAM, Institute (supporting Fightstar)
FEBRUARY 24 – GLASGOW, O2 ABC (supporting Fightstar)
FEBRUARY 25 – MANCHESTER, Academy (supporting Fightstar)
FEBRUARY 27 – LONDON, Brixton O2 Academy (supporting Fightstar)
MARCH 07 – SOUTHAMPTON, University (Takedown Festival)