There is more than one artist with this name: 1. The original The Shapes released their "Part Of The Furniture" EP in 1979, which contained such memorable tracks as "Wot's For Lunch, Mum? (Not Beans Again)" and "(I Saw) Batman (In The Launderette)". They recorded a session for John Peel's BBC Radio One show, and played gigs supporting The Killjoys, The Cure and The Fall.
After releasing their second single "Airline Disaster" b/w "Blast Off!" on Terri Hooley's Belfast-based label Good Vibrations, they self-imploded.