At the beginning of 2017, the band announced plans to release a handful of shorter EPs. The first of these is Shape and Form I.
They’re playing harder than ever before, and by the sound of things it’s something they’ve been meaning to do for a very long time. — TEXX AND THE CITY
The first single from the Shape and Form I EP, Fake It, was released on SoundCloud as a free download at the end of January 2017.
Lead singer and lyricist, George van der Spuy, explains how the idea for the song was born: “I think most people can relate to this song or have been put in situations, like a new job, that you’re not entirely qualified for. You have no clue what you’re doing, but desperately need the money, so you learn it as you go along or ‘fake it till you make it.’ Sometimes, when we write new songs, for instance, I don’t have all the lyrics memorised and I kind of just ‘wing it’ and hope nobody realises, haha!”
Bassist for Taxi Violence, Loedi van Renen, also an accomplished music video maker at Kill City Pictures, ran with this idea and turned the music video for Fake It into a hilarious modern day rock ‘n’ roll take on the 1989 black comedy, Weekend at Bernie’s.