The Young Shadows

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The Young Shadows
Origin United States of Antarctica
Genres Pop rock, Alternative rock, Garage rock, Metal rap, Heavy metal, Rap rock
Years active 2009-present
Labels Club Penguin Music Records
Associated acts None so far
Website theyoungshadow.net
Members
Shade the Puffolian
Rock'n'Roll Puffle
Danny
Xavier
Scooter
Clyde


"'The Young Shadows" are an alternative rock band formed by Shade the Puffolian, Rock'n'Roll Puffle and the puffle members of the Furry Flats. They are currently signed to Club Penguin Music Records, being the first rock band signed to Club Penguin Music Records. The Young Shadows have released five singles, including a Halloween special and a double album (the first to be released by Club Penguin Music Records) for Christmas. Rumours have it that Clyde may leave the band, although this isn't confirmed.

Background[edit]

Before formation[edit]

Rock'n'Roll Puffle started as a solo garage rocker. He was unheard but constantly played his songs at the Night Club. Eventually, Penguin TV signed him up to write, record and play songs for X and the City. Rock'n'Roll Puffle gained a small, loyal cult following and attempted to be signed up by Club Penguin Music Records but failed, since they were specialists in hip hop and R&B. Rock'n'Roll went indie, producing songs by himself. Eventually, a close friend, Shade the Puffolian, asked him to be the first member of the band when he was forming it up. Rock'n'Roll Puffle took up the chance and joined what would later become The Young Shadows.

Shade the Puffolian started his music career with a hip hop rock band "Urban Fire". It had a loyal, worldwide following. Although they released several albums, the two most famous are "Metropolitan" and "Free the Streets", which both topped the charts. Later, he quit, in early 2009, to make an album with DJ Crow, among other reasons. "Shade Over Crow" was later released in late 2009. After that, he decided to change his style of music completely to alternative and garage rock, Ronk'n'Roll Puffle's favourite genres. He cheeted that he would be forming up a band exclusively for puffolians and puffles.

The Furry Flats are the most known out of the members. Formed in 2004, they had consisting of not only puffles but also penguins as well. For years, they dominated the stage, until in 2009, where their downfall begun. Firstly, Fred 676 and Explorer 767, two of the main members, announced their quit due to the fact they were "busy". Second of all, Barkjon, for long, had been inactive and Clyde e-mailed him, stating if he didn't return, they would have no choice but to let him go. Barkjon replied, saying that he had no choice but to quit. Soon, only the puffles remained. Mabel the back-up pianist, said that she would "[I WILL] NO LONGER ASSOCIATED WITH DISGRACES TO THE PUFFLE SPECIES! WHAT DO I SAY OF COMING BACK? @£"$£@"*($&"*&@@@"*£&$!". Becky and Mayor McFlapp followed, since they were needed at the Bureau of Fiction. Happyface left as well, to concentrate on governing the Happyface State. Zippy was the only reserve left but being a garage rock band, couldn't find much to do with her. Zippy will still help out with the band but will not play. Eventually, the Furry Flats record signing company let them go. They went indie, producing one last single, "Who Are We? The Furry Flats!" which was only sold exclusively in Club Penguin Island due to high costs of selling it continental. While it was played in the Night Club, it only about 100 copies. Shade the Puffolian offered them the chance to join a new band he was forming up.

2008-2009: Early career[edit]

The Young Shadows were signed up by Club Penguin Music Records, despite the fact they were not rock specialists. The Young Shadows, before the signing, were already making a song, "We Are Shadows", about their pasts and as Danny puts it, "it [the song] reflects on the shadow of our former selves." When it was released in September 2009, it was number one in Freezeland, Rock Union and the United States of Antarctica but in UnitedTerra, it peaked at number 3. The UTR prefers hip hop and R&B over rock, with the exception of Scoodlepeep and [[TerraMount], while in RU and Freezeland, rock was the most popular and in the USA it simply depends. The single was still successful and CPMR announced that they'll do further work with the band to make an impact on the world of rock. They then made their next single in early October 2009 and released it in late October, titled "Playing in the Garage". It charted at number 1 in UnitedTerra, USA, Pengolia, Puffle'and and Dorkugal - surprisingly it charted at number 2 in Freezeland and Rock Union. The Young Shadows commented that the song was made to encourage teenagers, youths and juveniles to start a garage band.

After that they started working on their first studio album from November-December 2009. The Young Shadows announced that they'll be touring UnitedTerra, to increase the popularity of rock music in the country in December 2009. During their time there, they worked on a Christmas single, "Rockin' Rollin' (Round the Mistletoe)". They started in Carcery on November 6, 2009. They described it as a "mini-tour" - because they only performed their two singles. They had other songs but they wanted to save them for next year. On Christmas Day, just before Ninjinian made his Christmas speech, The Young Shadows sung "Rockin' Rollin' (Round the Mistletoe)" in the Tops Tower building, live on TBC Radio 1. It was released on December 21, 2009 purposely after the Christmas charts - it had adequate success, charting at number 1 in some countries and in the Top 10 elsewhere. After that they worked more on their first studio album from January-March 2010. In April 2010, they released a new single, "Policing the Streets", which they had recorded in February 2010. It was popular in the Rock Union, peaking at number 1 for three weeks and in Freezeland, peaking at number one for three weeks. In the USA, it also peaked at number one for one week. In UnitedTerra it's highest position was number 4. "Policing the Streets" was popular and is credited, along with the other singles, for reviving garage rock. It had an huge impact in the UTR, bringing fans to rock. On iceTunes, it was the most downloaded song two months running. The majority of the downloads, ironically, came from the UTR. This would be their last single until mid-2011 as they are now working on a double-disc studio album.

2010-2011: Unknown Hostilities[edit]

From mid-2010 they announced that they'd be working on a double album which would include music from their previous albums and several new songs. No name had been given so far, although it was rumoured to be named "The Hostile". The band worked hard with it and put their heart and soul into the new songs. Not much was said about it. In September 2010, Xavier gave an exclusive interview to Penguin Standard TIME, confirming that it will be called "Unknown Hostiles" and would depart from the traditional alternative rock in previous albums by having some influences from heavy metal and metal rap. It was also announced that DJ Crow would team up with them to do one of the songs. Unknown Hostilities was released in March 2011, hitting number 1 in many countries, although later fell. For the next 4 months, they worked on their live album, Scars of Battle, a compilation of songs sung during their 2011 tour, which was released in July 2011to poor sales, only hitting Gold. Much of 2011 was spent on tour and the band made very few announcements regarding any future singles or albums.

Rumours started coming up of a major dispute between the band and Club Penguin Music Records. Rock'n'Roll Puffle claimed on Chitter that CPMR wished to change their genre completely to 'manufactured pop music', which caused a major decline in ticket sales and an increase in returned tickets, causing the tour to be halted indefinitely. nIn December, the band announced that there would be no Christmas sales, citing poor sales.

2012: Split[edit]

The band was released by Club Penguin Music Records on the 28th December 2011. Within a week, the band themselves split, with Explorer's Puffles signing a new contract with Fourth Order Records to reform the Furry Flats. Shade is considering a move to electronic music, whilst Rock'n'Roll Puffle has already gone into electronic rock.

2015-present: New Team Members.[edit]

  • On Janurary 3, 2015. The Furry Flats merged with the team along with others.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UTR CP USA FRZ TAP PEN PUF DKL
2011 Unknown Hostilities
  • CP: 3x Platinum
2015 We Are Shadows
  • CP: 3x Platinum
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.


Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UTR CP USA FRZ TAP PEN PUF DKL
2011 Scars of Battle
  • USA: Gold
2015 The Shadows Back On Tour
  • CP: 3x Platinum
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.


Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
USA RU FRZ UTR CP TAP PEN PUFF DKL
2009 "We Are Shadows" 1 1 1 3 2 8 1 7 1 Unknown Hostilities
"Playing in the Garage" 1 2 2 1 6 4 1 1 1
"Rockin' Rollin' (Round the Mistletoe)" 5 1 1 2 9 3 6 3 1
2010 "Policing the Streets" 1 1 1 4 7 1 8 4 1
2015 "We Are Shadows" 1 5 9 4 7 1 8 4 7 We Are Shadows
"Charlie Brown" 43 25 5 4 7 10 8 4 14
"This Is What I'm Waiting For" 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
"Shut Up and Dance With Me" 4 2 5 4 7 6 3 8 1

Guest Appearences[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
TAP CP USA UTR FRZ PEN PUFF DKL
2015 Mickeymau5 - Don't Care ft. The Young Shadows and King Arthur 12 5 23 28 32 20 54 80 Heaven

See also[edit]