15 Jun 2013

Musical Chairs featuring Shapeshifter

From Musical Chairs, 2:30 pm on 15 June 2013
Shapeshifter 2013 by Oliver Rose

Shapeshifter Photo: Oliver Rose

Shapeshifter have just raised a glass to an opal anniversary. After 14 years in the business, they've signed to a major label with the hope of cracking Australia, a territory that's always been challenging for the dance-music power house. Music Mix producer Nick Atkinson visits tattoo parlours, venues and record company offices to see one of the country's most successful acts at work and play.

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“You only understand it if you’re in it” says founding member of Shapeshifter Devin Abrams. “Like a marriage or relationship you have the trials, tribulations, the joy, the rewards, the celebrations, and the anxiety. Everything is so personalised to each situation. I’d like to consider our band a marriage. It’s a relationship that takes a lot of work, but it provides a lot of joy.”

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