Shred Kelly Gets Set For Ambitious Project

Shred Kelly will be releasing their most ambitious project yet in their fourth album, Archipelago, on February 16th, 2018 via DevilDuck Records, followed immediately by a tour that spans across Canada and Europe. See below for Canadian tour details and have a look at the video for the band’s lead single, and album title track. Tickets for the Canadian leg of the tour will be on sale on Tuesday, November 28th.

The new record was produced by Howard Redekopp (The New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara), and Josh Rob Gwilliam (Cowpuncher, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald), as well as co-production by Colin Stewart (Yukon Blonde, Dan Mangan) on the track, Don’t Ever Look Back.

German label, DevilDuck Records (established in 2004), is now going international, opening offices in Canada and the USA, with Shred Kelly as their first worldwide signing. “We are very proud to release Shred Kelly’s 4th album, Archipelago, worldwide and that this great band is putting a lot faith in us being the first band on our new worldwide approach,” comments DevilDuck owner, Jörg Tresp. The label has already released a number of Canadian artists and bands, such as The Dead South, Rah Rah, The Provincial Archive, and Two Bears North.

The collaborative songwriting of Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert and Ty West pulled inspiration through individual experiences and musical influences. The result is a dynamic and cohesive collection of dreamy, yet explosively exciting songs dipped in themes of relationships and the world in the modern age. Using traditional instrumentation at the base of the songwriting, the album explodes into a symphony of sounds incorporating banjos, ukuleles, synthesizers, guitar hooks, harmonies and pulsing beats.

Having so many artistic ideas and influences to draw from allowed Shred Kelly to continue developing their unique sound while compiling a large body of work. The group chose from over 20 songs and decided on 11 for the final pressing of the album. “We’ll never put a song on the album that we don’t all agree on. With all of us gravitating towards different styles of music, it’s difficult at times to all agree on what we like most. So if we all love it, it’s a definite yes for the album.” Says McBride. “We worked hard to create an album that captured the energy of our live show, which can be a challenge in the studio. Thankfully, our producers Howard Redekopp, Josh Rob Gwilliam and Colin Stewart really succeeded at getting dynamic performances, and challenged us while keeping the process a lot of fun. We are very proud and excited to put it out into the world.”



1.     Archipelago

2.     Don’t Ever Look Back

3.     Jupiter (Any Other Way)

4.     Stay Gold

5.     Way Down

6.     Die Trying

7.     Didn’t Know

8.     Weightless

9.     Nova

10. Wasting Time

11. Houseboat



February 15 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
February 16 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar and Grill
February 17 – Cold Lake, AB – Kinisoo Ridge Resort
February 20 – Lethbridge, AB – The Owl Acoustic Lounge
February 21 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol
February 22 – Regina, SK – Venue TBA
February 23 – Kenora, ON – Revampe Nightclub
February 24 – Winnipeg, MB – Venue TBA
March 2 – Burnstown, ON – The Neat Café
March 3 – Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club
March 5 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
March 6 – Lakefield, ON – The Canoe and Paddle
March 7 – St Catherines, ON – Warehouse
March 8 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
March 9 – Elora, ON – Elora Brewing Company
March 10 – Sarnia, ON – Paddy Flaherty’s
March 22 – Vernon, BC – Vernon Lodge
March 23 – Nelson, BC – The Spirit Bar
March 24 – Fernie, BC – Fernie Stoke Fest
March 27 – Kamloops, BC – The Blue Grotto
March 28 – Kelowna, BC – Habitat
March 29 – Whistler, BC – Garibaldi Lift Co.
March 30 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
March 31 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
April 11 – Hamburg, DE  – Kukuun
April 13 – Berlin, DE  – Monarch
April 14 – Cologne, DE  – Yard Club
April 17 – Vienna, AT  – Chelsea
April 18 – Prague, CZ  – Café Na Kole
April 21 – Basel, CH  – Parterre
April 22 – Munich, DE  – Milla
April 23 – Dresden, DE  – Ospol