Hailing from the heart of Mid-Wales, the dynamic five-piece rock band, Shop Front Heroes returned with a personal track “Caer Bryn”, influenced by their Welsh roots. The band consists of the exceptionally talented members Stevie Yeomans (Lead Vocals, Guitar, and Piano), Jake Owen (Lead Guitar/Vox), Matt Whitehouse (Drums), Tom Jaques (Guitar/Vox), and the recent addition of Alex Middleton (Bass). Shop Front Heroes is celebrated for their meticulous songcraft, which transcends genre boundaries, blending elements of rock, pop, classic rock, and alternative, resulting in a sound that is both potent and unforgettable.
Their new release, “Caer Bryn”, is a personal reflection that came to life thanks to the band’s lead singer and songwriter, Stevie Yeomans. The track derives its name from a smallholding owned by the artist’s family in Mid-Wales during the 1980s. Stevie Yeomans contemplates how his life might have unfolded if his parents had remained together, maintained the property, and continued to reside there. The song delves into themes of nostalgia, longing, and the passage of time. The song is taken from their upcoming debut album ‘SuperPowers’.
Yeomans describes the Welsh term ‘Hiraeth’ as a central theme of the song, conveying a profound sense of longing and yearning for a life that may never have materialized. It mirrors the universal aspiration to pursue one’s passion and lay everything on the line, akin to Yeomans’ own journey in the world of music. The singer invites us to find our own ‘Caer Bryn’, as something we have sacrificed everything for and as he says, “Regardless of the outcome, you will always be a hero for having done so.”