Karen Bliss of RollingStone.com spoke with The Shining, composed of former Verve members Simon Jones and Simon Tong, who will embark on a brief North American tour in November. “When we first started making music as the Shining, we locked ourselves in this really scummy rehearsal room and just played,” says Jones. “We didn’t sit down and say we should sound like this or sound like that. For me, music relies heavily on the chemistry of the people you’re playing with, and the chemistry wasn’t right until I met the guys who are now in the Shining.”
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