When he started out Shelter Boy was often called the German Mac Demarco but he soon developed his very own distinct style and blends dreamy guitar sounds with raw King Krule style vocals. The result can be classified somewhere between indie-rock and dream-pop.
On Mirage Morning (2019) a refreshing effortlessness distracts from the actual engagement with his own complex emotional world. It’s back and forth between the euphoria after a successful backside heel-flip and the struggles of everyday life.
Shelter Boy tries to find himself in the turmoil that is his music and his life. Long days and even longer nights inspire his songs, which he writes and demos at home in his apartment. The home-demos are available on Spotify on Mirage Morning (Home Recordings) early versions of the songs which were later re-recorded at befriended producers Sebastian Schütze and Bernhard Pausch’s recording studio in Berlin.
He gained his first on-stage and band-experience as the co-frontman and guitarist of the indie band Still Trees before he decided to pursue a solo career in order to realise his pipe dreams. When he is not on the road with his band the Shelly Family he can be seen on his own, accompanied only by his electric guitar. While performing with the full band will result in adventurous performances and musical excursions, the more intimate solo appearance is also able to convey the same atmosphere of love and youthful frivolousness.
In 2019 Shelter Boy has performed at several big festivals in Germany (Artlake, Immergut, Rocken Am Brocken, …) and has opened for Gus Dapperton, Yakob Ogawa and Omar Apollo. He released his 2nd EP "Rock'n'Roll Saved My Childhood (lel)"in January 2020 and is one of the most hyped newcomer acts of the German IndieScene today.