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 and excited to be bringing their infamous live show nationwide, for a long-awaited tour from March 2017.
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.
Check out the dates below…