Shapeshifter have revealed the artwork for Stars, the highly anticipated sixth studio album due out November 4th. This follows the news of a national tour in November that has been received with rapturous demand from fans. The Auckland Town Hall show sold out in a matter of days, and the venue has been upgraded to Vector Arena.
The new album is preceded by the single 'Stars', which has shot up the New Zealand airplay charts only weeks after its release. 'Stars' is the embodiment of everything we know and love about Shapeshifter; throbbing bass music, glistening electronic textures and barreling breakbeats set to the soulful tones of PDigsss.
The beginning of the recording process for the new album took place between Shapeshifter’s studios in New Brighton and Auckland. “We had a group of about 100 song ideas. We spent six months solely focused on writing tunes and ideas, and ‘Stars’ was one of the 11 tracks that made it through to the end” explains Nick Robinson. “Once we had our ideas locked down, we spent time in Roundhead Studios in Auckland producing it there with Dylan Jones and Jeremy Glenn from The Upbeats. We’re ecstatic with the result. “
The new studio album will follow up to the incredibly well-received album Delta. Released in 2013, the album reached platinum status, spawned the platinum single “In Colour”, and earned the band the accolade of ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Electronica Album’ at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
Shapeshifter with Sunshine Sound System
Thursday November 10th: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Friday November 11th: Shed 6, Wellington
Saturday November 12th: Town Hall, Auckland
All ticketing information via Shapeshifter.live
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