Shapeshifter Announce 2017 Aus Tour + ‘Stars’ Album Out Now
Today, Shapeshifter solidify their out-of-this-world status with their sixth studio album ‘Stars’, out now via Caroline Music Australia. The band are proud to announce they are bringing their infamous live show nationwide, for a long-awaited tour early 2017 after an exclusive festival appearance this December at Subsonic Festival.
Melding a progressive bass music approach with their definitive core elements – hypnotic electronic textures, barrelling backbeats and the driving vocals of P Digsss – ‘Stars’ pushes their stadium-sized sound to new heights. Recorded between their New Brighton and Auckland studios, Shapeshifter spent six months writing tunes and ideas before setting down the album at Auckland’s Roundhead Studios with The Upbeats’ Dylan Jones and Jeremy Glenn.
That interstellar result includes a track listing of 11 expertly crafted tunes – tracks which travel between the summer-time anthem of lead single ‘Stars’ and the cosmic crafting of ‘Her’, to the driving dance anthem ‘Eternal’ and darker corners of ‘Ex Machina’.
It’s a cohesive collection which blends their signature heavy soul and explosive drum ‘n bass sound, all the while exploring space-sized synths and electric, energetic, genre-defying avenues.
Their first album since the platinum selling ‘Delta’ in 2013 – a release that also bore platinum single ‘In Colour’ – ‘Stars’ marks the welcome return of one of New Zealand’s finest.
Australian audiences are set to be amongst the first in the world to hear the stadium-sized production of the new album ‘Stars’ and see Shapeshifter’s globally renowned live show on their national tour across March and April 2017.
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SHAPESHIFTER – ‘Stars’ Australian 2017 Dates
March 31st – Perth – Metro City – WA
April 1st – Margaret River – Settlers Tavern – WA
April 5th – Gold Coast – Parkwood – QLD
April 6th – Brisbane – Triffid – QLD
April 7th – Melbourne – 170 Russell – VIC
April 8th – Sydney – Manning Bar – NSW
SHAPESHIFTER ALSO APPEARING AT…
December 2nd 2016 – Subsonic Music Festival – NSW