Shamir adds supports to sideshows

Having announced earlier in the year that he would be making his maiden voyage to

Australia for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, 20 year old Las Vegas based artist

Shamir is now happy to announce the support acts for his debut Australian headline

shows! Joining the heralded musician in Melbourne will be GL & Total Giovanni (DJ

set), while Jess Kent and Collarbones (DJ set) will be getting it done in Sydney.

 

MELBOURNE

Joining Shamir in Melbourne will be the dreamy and much loved duo of GL who were

snatched up by tastemaker label Plastic World based on their first demos and have

since been making waves – appearing on Chet Faker’s national album tour,

OutsideIn Festival and winning over critics around the world. Also joining the party in

Melbourne will be ultimate party starters Total Giovanni (DJ set) who are quickly

ascending amongst party goes all over Australia and will no doubt be bringing the

heat!

 

SYDNEY

Never a city to be overshadowed, Sydney will be turning it on with new girl Jess Kent,

whose debut single ‘Get Down’ has been getting worked on radio since dropping –

seeing the young artist propelled into the spotlight and already earning her a spot on

Field Day 2016 through Triple J Unearthed. Jumping on the decks will be the always-

fun and never off-point Collarbones (DJ set) to make sure things get started right.

With these impressive bills now announced, be sure to grab your tickets to Shamir’s

debut Australian trip (if you haven’t already!).

Having announced earlier in the year that he would be making his maiden voyage to 
Australia for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, 20 year old Las Vegas based artist 
Shamir is now happy to announce the support acts for his debut Australian headline 
shows! Joining the heralded musician in Melbourne will be GL & Total Giovanni (DJ 
set), while Jess Kent and Collarbones (DJ set) will be getting it done in Sydney.
Having burst onto the scene with his critically acclaimed ‘I Know It’s A Good Thing’ 
EP back in 2014, Shamir quickly found his place in the hearts of music lovers around 
the world – including those at the respected music house of XL Recordings who 
signed the young musician and went onto release his debut album ‘Ratchet’, 
propelling Shamir even further around the world as his fun-filled live show and catchy 
personality allowed him to win punters and critics alike over. It was this response, 
which resulted in Shamir recently making his infectiously fun network television debut 
on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
‘Shamir elaborates on the gutsy melodies of those early demos 
and singles and makes good on the hype’ – Pitchfork (Best New 
Music)
‘An album of movement that reaches toward the sublime’ – Boston 
Globe
‘Delivering a healthy dose of real talk, set to clean cuts of vintage 
Chicago house grooves’ – Rolling Stone
As end of year lists begin to roll in, the quality of Shamir’s art has once again been 
noted as his singles have been featured in a number of respected ‘best of 2015’ lists 
including Stereogum and Spin Magazine. 
‘Shamir is one of the breakout acts of 2015, and for good reason. 
Ratchet is one of the most self-assured, immediate debuts we’ve 
seen this year’ – Stereogum (rating Ratchet as the top 25 albums of 
2015)
‘…a kettle-voiced 21-year-old’s buoyant anti-gaslighting anthem (“You had 
me blame myself / Question my mental health”) deservingly took hold. The 
other kind of bro dance music, as in the bigger little bro we all wish we had.’ – 
Spin Magazine (naming ‘Call It Off’ in the top 20 singles of 2015)
Joining Shamir in Melbourne will be the dreamy and much loved duo of GL who were 
snatched up by tastemaker label Plastic World based on their first demos and have 
since been making waves – appearing on Chet Faker’s national album tour, 
OutsideIn Festival and winning over critics around the world. Also joining the party in 
Melbourne will be ultimate party starters Total Giovanni (DJ set) who are quickly 
ascending amongst party goes all over Australia and will no doubt be bringing the 
heat!
Never a city to be overshadowed, Sydney will be turning it on with new girl Jess Kent, 
whose debut single ‘Get Down’ has been getting worked on radio since dropping – 
seeing the young artist propelled into the spotlight and already earning her a spot on 
Field Day 2016 through Triple J Unearthed. Jumping on the decks will be the always-
fun and never off-point Collarbones (DJ set) to make sure things get started right. 
With these impressive bills now announced, be sure to grab your tickets to Shamir’s 
debut Australian trip (if you haven’t already!).