Shapeshifter (NZ)

Saturday 1st April, 9pm

Today, Shapeshifter solidify their out-of-this-world status with their sixth studio album 'Stars', out now via Caroline Music Australia and are proud to announce their bringing their infamous live show nation wide, 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 tracklisting 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 cohesive collection which blends their signature heavy soul and explosive drum 'n bass sound, all the while exploring space-sized synths and electric, energetic, genredefying 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 stadiumsized production of the new album 'Stars' and see Shapeshifter's globally renown live show on their national tour across March and April 2017.