Aaron Shanley is a Northern Irish singer/songwriter who spent his high school years immersed in beat literature, skateboarding and playing electric guitar in punk rock bands.
Aaron’s song-writing abilities landed him several slots at the esteemed Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, where he was presented with the Katherine Brick Award for Young Songwriter of the Year in 2010. Aaron went on to support the likes of Foy Vance, Hozier and The Divine Comedy before relocating to London in 2015.
His return to Northern Ireland sees 'Metal Alligator', previously self-released in October 2015, receiving an official release on May 24th 2017 on Swallow Song Records, including bonus and limited edition material and backed by his new band 'The Horrortongues'. Metal Alligator is an eclectic mix of fuzzy punk rock, experimental instrumentals and vintage-sounding pop songs.
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"Metal Alligator by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Aaron Shanley is a snapshot of an artist who threw complete caution to the wind in favour of reaping the artistic fruits of flux, providence and transformation" - The Thin Air
"Aaron Shanley possesses his own unique visions when it comes to deeply heartfelt music"- Highwire Daze