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.

“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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