The Shires new album ‘Accidentally On Purpose’ is released this Friday (April 20th) and to commemorate this yesterday, you might have seen some of London’s most famous statues sporting pink cowboy hats. With Country being one of the biggest fashion trends for Winter 2018 and The Shires leading the way in the British Country music scene, Country took over London’s statues for one day only. Kensington Gardens’ Peter Pan, Leicester Square’s Charlie Chaplin and New Bond Street’s Roosevelt and Churchill were among the capital’s statues to model The Shires’ stetsons, adding a splash of colour to some of London’s most loved historical figures.
Ben and Crissie, The Shires: “Our new album ‘Accidentally on Purpose’ is full of personal songs that really sums up the whirlwind journey we’ve been on together. From the day we met, we’ve been crazy dreamers with big plans, who really believed that Country could break into the UK mainstream. For all those dreams, we never imagined it would all happen so quickly and we’re so proud and excited to be releasing our third album.”
Photography Credit: Dominic Nicholls