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Shapeshifter

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New Zealand's best live act is an extraordinary spectacle you can't miss.

Shapeshifter has been heralded as a musical phenomenon on their ground breaking live shows and unique blend of heavy Soul/Drum n Bass. Their reputation as pioneers of modern music was built by an unique approach to Electronic music which had previously been restricted to computer based studio musicians and has earned them widespread critical and commercial acclaim.

Band Members:
Nick Robinson (bass, keyboards)
Sam Trevethick (keyboards, guitar, percussion)
Devin Abrams (synths, saxophone)
Redford Grenell (drums)
Paora 'P Digsss' Apera (vocals)

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SHAPESHIFTER - In Rarotonga
Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:36 pm
To throw off the winter blues, Number One selling New Zealand band Shapeshifter are set to make their debut performance in the Cook Islands.

The band will bring their heavy soul to the tropical paradise of Rarotonga for a special charity concert. Joining the band is New Zealand favourite and Shapeshifter’s legendary sound engineer Tiki Taane who will perform an acoustic set.

The concert will take place at the Club Raro Resort on Thursday 2 September local time (Friday 3 September NZST). Proceeds from the concert will go to the Cook Island Voyaging Society and towards relief for the victims of Aitutaki’s Cyclone Pat.

To add to the occasion, the band will travel to Rarotonga on a special Pacific Blue “Shapeshifter flight” departing Auckland on Monday 30 August.

This special “Shapeshifter flight” will be hosted by the band and flight tickets are available through [url]www.flypacificblue.com [/url]

Pacific Blue presents Shapeshifter in Rarotonga
Thursday 2 September
Club Raro
Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Tickets are available from
www.shapeshifter.co.nz, Paris Texas (High St, Auckland) and 88fm Rarotonga

www.shapeshifter.co.nz
www.flypacificblue.com
www.voyaging.co.ck
 

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Shapeshifter Is Number 1!
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:34 pm
NUMBER ONE!!

Shapeshifter storms to Number One on the New Zealand RIANZ Chart with only three days of sales!

Shapeshifter released their highly anticipated fourth studio album The System Is A Vampire on Friday the 13th of November. Thanks to lucky 13 and their dedicated fan base Shapeshifter have debuted at Number One.
 

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The System Is A Vampire is out now!
Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:37 am
The System Is A Vampire is out now!

The System Is A Vampire is a truly unique and unprecedented meeting of human energy and electronic influence.

Shapeshifter have created an engaging and enchanting epic - a voyage from uplifting and anthemic stadium energy to moments of haunting, slow burning soul. The System Is A Vampire is a stargazing pacific dream with a twist of reggae influence and a captivating driving live intensity.

Shapeshifter’s The System Is A Vampire was released on Friday the 13th.

To experience The System Is A Vampire live, catch Shapeshifter on their Summer Tour with Tiki (acoustic set), JStar & Sunshine Soundsystem.

Tour Forum
 

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Shapeshifter UK/Europe Tour
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:41 pm
Shapeshifter unleash their phenomenal live performance on the Northern Hemisphere this May, fresh from the UK release of their third studio album Soulstice.

Soulstice featuring remixes by Nu:Tone, D Bridge and The Nextmen has just been released in the UK to critical acclaim. Music Week described the album as "A Treat for drum and bass addicts requiring emotional substance." Whilst Drum&Bass Arena described Shapeshifter as " quite simply the hottest thing coming up from Aotearoa." Their single "One" released on Nu:Tone's label Brand Nu has become an underground classic receiving international radio play including Radio One.

Shapeshifter's unheralded live performance has an energy and power which has resulted in them having one of the most highly-rated live shows. With a repeated string of sold out tours throughout Australasia, Shapeshifter have taken their Antipodean style to the Northern Hemisphere with legendary sold out performances in London's Electric Ballroom, Cargo and Shepherd's Bush Empire and throughout Europe. MTV UK described their performance as "Polished, tight and non-stop, they pushed the boundaries to showcase a unique live dance music experience."

Tour Dates May 2009:

14 MELKWEG, AMSTERDAM
15 PAARD VAN TROJE, DEN HAAG
16 LA MAROQUINERIE, PARIS
19 BONGO CLUB, EDINBURGH
21 THE RAINBOW, BIRMINGHAM
22 FORUM, LONDON with The Nextmen feat. MC Wrec & PMoney
23 DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL, BRISTOL
24 DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL, NOTTINGHAM
27 ACADEMY 3, MANCHESTER
28 CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON
30 CRAWDADDY, DUBLIN
31 PAVILLION, CORK

For ticket information go to www.myspace.com/shapeshifterlive or www.shapeshifterlive.com
 

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Success after Success for Shapeshifter
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:07 pm
Shapeshifter have just completed their 4th national sell-out tour of New Zealand.

Shapeshifter’s album Riddim Wise LP has reached Gold sales status.

Shapeshifter have released their latest single Long White Cloud featuring the vocals of Joe Dukie (Fat Freddy’s Drop).

Shapeshifter are nominated for “Best Live Act” at the 2005 bNet New Zealand Music Awards.

Shapeshifter have been building their reputation as one of New Zealand’s favourite live acts. Over the last month, the band have been sending fans into a frenzy throughout the country with their unique high energy, live drum and bass sound.

This live sound, accompanied by soulful vocals from top New Zealand artists such as PDigsss, Ladi6 and Joe Dukie have allowed Shapeshifter to transcend audiences and promote drum and bass to a wider variety of listeners.

Their album Riddim Wise is proof of this, as it has just achieved gold sales status (7,500 units) in New Zealand. Shapeshifter is only the second drum and bass act in the world to reach gold sales status.

Shapeshifter’s latest single Long, White Cloud features the vocals of Joe Dukie (Fat Freddy’s Drop) has just been released. The stunning video is directed by Ash Bolland of Umeric Design, Australia.

Following this success Shapeshifter will be touring Europe later this year.
 

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Shapeshifter Album Tour
Posted: Sun Feb 8, 2004 10:59 am
Shapeshifter are performing throughout New Zealand to celebrate the release of their 2nd album, Riddim Wise LP.

It is released independently through TRUETONE and distributed in NZ through Rhythmethod on March 1st.

This will be your last chance to see Shapeshifter perform live in New Zealand before they head back to Australia to prepare for their trip to Europe mid year.

Check out the muzic.net.nz gig guide for full tour details.
 

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Shapeshifter Australian Dates
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:53 am
Shapeshifter headline the Prince of Wales in Melbourne Friday the 17th of October. $20 Presales can be purchased from Central Station and Ployester.

They also headline the Gaelic Club in Sydney on Saturday the 18th of October. $25 presales can be purchased from BPM and central Station.
 

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Shapeshifter News
Posted: Fri May 23, 2003 8:19 pm
Shapeshifter won 'Best Electronic Release' at the b-net music awards.

They were also nominated for 'Best Album' for their debut album 'Real Time' as well as being nominated for 'Best Song' with 'Tapestry'

Shapeshifter will be releasing their second album in New Zealand in September 2003, and will tour nationally at the end of October.

Shapeshifter are currently based in Melbourne and are regularly touring Australia.
 

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RE: Shapeshifter Nominated For B.Net Awards!
Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2002 5:15 pm
Shapeshifter WON the following B.Net Awards:

* Best Electronic Release - 'Real Time'

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Shapeshifter Nominated For B.Net Awards!
Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 4:08 pm
Shapeshifter have received the following nominations in the 2002 B.Net Music Awards:

* Best Electronic Release (Real Time)

* Best Song (Tapestry)

* Best Album (Real Time)

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