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SHEPPARD x “KALEIDOSCOPE EYES”

The band celebrates the release of their third studio album streamed worldwide from Brisbane this February!

Just 2 weeks away from the release of their highly anticipated album “Kaleidoscope Eyes”, Australian pop-powerhouse Sheppard have unveiled plans to broadcast their very special one-off live show in their hometown of Brisbane, to celebrate their third full length release!

Under strict Covid restrictions, a live audience of only a 1000 will share in this magical live experience. For fans around the world, from Tokyo to Los Angeles, London to Berlin and all of Australia who are unable to see the show live-and-in-person, Sheppard have unveiled details on where you can tune in and see the one-off performance in its entirety, from the comfort of your couch!

Thanks to the genius minds at Youtube, fans around the world will be able to tune in and see the new album in its entirety live at the following times:

Brisbane – 13.00  Saturday 27th Feb
New Zealand – 16.00 Saturday 27th Feb
Philippines – Saturday 10.00 am Feb 27th
Tokyo – 12.00   Saturday Feb 27th.
Los Angeles – 19.00 Friday 26th Feb
New York- 22.00 Friday 26th Feb
London –03.00 Saturday 27th Feb
Europe Central Time – 04.00 Saturday 27th Feb
South America – 12 midnight Friday 26th Feb

We didn’t want anyone to miss out on the show, so we’re going to be streaming the entire performance online for anyone in another state or country! As it is our only live show, we have built an amazing production”

– George Sheppard

The release of “Kaleidoscope Eyes”–which officially drops on Friday, February 26th, comes off the back of a rollercoaster of a year; one that included a global pandemic, a performance to millions at the AFL Grand Final and an entire year’s worth of singles and music videos landing each month for Sheppard’s fans.

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Sheppard announces new album – Kaleidoscope Eyes

Less than 48 hours before they make history by performing in the coveted half-time slot at the first ever AFL Grand Final held outside of Victoria, pop-powerhouse Sheppard have announced the details of their brand new album “Kaleidoscope Eyes”, scheduled to land on February 19, 2021.

The third full length album for Sheppard is the glue that held the band together.

Two years in the making, ‘Kaleidoscope Eyes’ marks the multi-award winning band’s third full length release, and their first album since 2018’s ‘Watching The Sky’ debuted at number 1 on the ARIA Charts. It also marks a new, more self-confident side of Sheppard.

Coming off of three back-to-back world tourstwo major album cyclesmultiple awards and several years cooped up together in hotels and airport lounges, Sheppard spent 2019 writing, recording and taking time to discover who they are now, as young adults with established careers, rather than a new band chasing accolades and seeking acceptance.

No longer labelled purely as just the kid siblings that took the world by storm with ‘Geronimo’, the pressure of churning out hit singles had lifted and the realisation that they could live their lives for themselves became apparent for the first time in years. With the advent of COVID-19, the band joined the rest of the country in a journey of working out what was truly important in life.

The band rediscovered “normal” life outside of touring; Amy Sheppard kick-started a global body-positive movement called Kiss My Fat Ass and got engaged to her longtime partner Lachlan; Emma Sheppard found solace in smaller moments in life, building an epic caravan house with her partner and George continued to grow as a father and explore new artistic avenues.

As the band — now a core three-piece of founding members and siblings George, Amy and Emma — prepare to release their third album they’re sounding more assured and effortless than ever, building anticipation as they drip-feed their irresistible, big-hearted pop into the world, one song at a time.

Starting in the early stages of 2020, Sheppard began their self-imposed challenge of releasing one single per month for an entire year, slowly bringing together the many elements of ‘Kaleidoscope Eyes.’

Somewhere along the album’s journey, I became obsessed with the idea of a kaleidoscope,” said George Sheppard. “To most people it might just be a tube with pretty shards of glass, but to us it represented so much more.”

“Each time you look into a kaleidoscope, you are looking at something in a new light. It’s often bittersweet, because the slightest change can shift the entire picture forever,” said Amy Sheppard of the meaning behind the record. “On the other hand, if you continue to tumble, you’ll eventually find new beauty in a different arrangement of the same pieces. It’s a strangely beautiful metaphor for love and how the world seems much brighter when you’re in love. That message has managed to wind its way throughout the entire record.”

With stories of love, loss, heartbreak and happiness from all angles, the richly coloured tapestry of experiences, both ordinary and extraordinary, came together to form ‘Kaleidoscope Eyes’, a celebration of a tumultuous yet enriching couple of years, with music becoming the glue that held the band together.

“Kaleidoscope Eyes is an album dedicated to the wonders of love, in every form. With love, the world is a more colourful place. Spread it, make it, give it, feel it, appreciate it, and do your best not to lose it,” said George Sheppard.

Boasting over three and a half million listeners per month on Spotify, over 770 million streams across all platforms, a handful of #1’s and Top Ten hits in multiple countries around the world, Sheppard have already achieved more than most bands could dream of in their lifetime. And they’re only just getting started.

Sheppard will perform LIVE at the AFL Grand Final on Saturday 24 October. Their third full length album will be released on Friday 19 February, 2021

Pre-save the album – https://ffm.to/kaleidoscopeeyes

Sheppard – Catalina

Heavy basslines, crunchy rhythmic guitars and a riding, Californian-tinged breakdown. This isn’t the same sound that Sheppard is known for…this isn’t the same band that fans have come to know and love…this is something completely different, in the best possible way.

Say hello to ‘Catalina’, the latest single, and a brand new side of Aussie band Sheppard!

First conceptualised in LA during a month-long writing session, before being finished in their hometown of Brisbane Australia, the band’s August-release ‘Catalina’ has been three years in the making.

We were so inspired by California when we were there, that a song about California basically wrote itself,said Amy Sheppard, whose vocals lead the new single. “It depicts a racy story of two lovers, sunglasses on and roof down, driving through the Californian desert with the sun in their faces and their real lives in the rearview mirror. This track isn’t your typical Sheppard sound, but I can’t remember the last time we had this much fun recording a single”.

Fans who have come to know Sheppard for iconic hits like ‘Coming Home’,‘Kiss My Fat Ass’, ‘Symphony’ and of course ‘Geronimo’ may be taken aback by the band’s new direction; pop-synths and piano ballads have been replaced by a collection of Californian-inspired guitar hooks and heavy beats, and arena sized euphoria has been switched out for stadium-sized rock.

Catalina also marks the first Sheppard track of 2020 to feature lead vocals from Amy Sheppard, who was last seen at the helm during her globally recognised movement for ‘Kiss my Fat Ass’.

Now officially eight months into their ‘one release per month’ project, Catalina is proof in the pudding that Sheppard aren’t interested in slowing down. They’re only getting started.

OTHER RELEASES BY SHEPPARD

Since the release of ‘Don’t Believe In Love’ back in February, Sheppard have taken fans on a rollercoaster journey through issues of the heart, with one track each month showcasing a different side of love.

Don’t Believe In Love’, the bands anti-Valentines day song shined a light on common problems in relationships, while their release for March –  ‘Somebody Like You’ – looked at the trouble with dating the same person over and over again. April had Sheppard trying to get back home to their loved ones on ‘Come Back’ and In May they said ‘Thank You’ to their mum Linda with a very special Mothers Day single. As 2020 hit the halfway point in June, Sheppard showed what falling in love looks like, with ‘Symphony’ injecting a much needed dose of hope into a world in chaos.

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SHEPPARD RELEASES ALBUM

Australian hitmakers Sheppard have had a whirlwind 12 months – after releasing their #1 ARIA sophomore album Watching the Sky (June 2018 via ), the band – Amy, George, and Emma Sheppard along with Jay Bovino – went on to perform shows all over the globe, appear as an Australian finalist in the Eurovision song competition, and spark a global body positivity movement with #kissmyfatass this summer. Now, the band is back with new single “Die Young,” which is out today, October 18th, via your preferred listening service. Sheppard has also shared a stunning new video for the track, watch here.


In late February, the band took a break from performing after George was diagnosed with a throat injury. After spending months on vocal rest, it became clear that he required surgery, which he underwent in September. The forced rest and songwriting sessions led him to consider what kind of artist he was outside of Sheppard, culminating in a two-week long silent retreat in the mountains. At the same time, Amy was igniting an important conversation about body shaming and beauty standards with the global #kissmyfatass campaign.
 
“We began to ask what we wanted next, for ourselves individually, for the band and for our fans. We wrote ‘Die Young’ as though it was a ‘final’ Sheppard song; a song about appreciating each day and living it as though it was your last,” George says. In the midst of this introspection, the band’s core team of Amy, George and Jay came together again to record “Kiss My Fat Ass,” a chance for the trio to reconnect creatively after many months.
 
“When Jay, Amy and I finally got back into the studio to record ‘Kiss My Fat Ass,’ it was such a fun new sound for us and the three of us worked great together,” said George. “It was clear each of us had been on our own individual journeys of reflection and growth. It reminded me of the early days of writing for the first album and how much fun it was to rediscover ourselves musically.”
 
Together, the band realized that far from being an artistic shackle, Sheppard was a vehicle of creative energy and foundation for each of their individual pursuits. “Die Young” sees Sheppard in top form – lush production, full vocal harmonies, and an existential optimism parallel with the band’s own journey throughout the last year. 
Listen to “Die Young” now and be on the lookout for more from Sheppard soon. For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.wearesheppard.com.
 


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Sheppard’s ‘On My Way’

Multi-platinum selling recording artist Sheppard is back with a brand-new single “On My Way” – available now via your preferred music platform! Cowritten by John Hume (co-writes with Dean Lewis, Sofi Tukker), the anthemic, uplifting song, which was originally penned as a stand-alone single, earned the band a nod to participate in the show which will select Australia’s next representative at Eurovision 2019! “On My Way” is the ultimate love song as singer George Sheppard explains:

“This song is about someone craving the uncontrollable heat and passion they feel when they are with the one they love. It’s about excitedly making their way to reunite with their lover, wherever that may be in the world.”

“On My Way” is the first new music since last summer’s sophomore effort Watching the Sky (June 8, 2018 via Empire of Song/Decca Records/Republic Records) which rocketed to the top of the charts globally, earning them their first #1 on the ARIA Album Chart in their home country of Australia and hitting Top 10 on the US iTunes Pop Charts. Watching the Sky spawned global smash “Coming Home,” which climbed to #1 on the AIRcharts and went double platinum in Australia while taking over radio charts across Europe and Mexico. The song debuted on US television on the TODAY Show and was featured in American Ninja WarriorAmerican Idol, Champions, and Lionsgate’s hit feature length animated film Early Man.

The band exploded onto the global stage with the massive success of 2015’s “Geronimo” – the RIAA Certified Double Platinum lead single from the band’s debut album Bombs Away. The song rose all the way to #53 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, Top 5 at AAA and landed them on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Today Show, and The Talk. Sheppard have also become mainstays on the festival circuit across the globe, performing at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Summer Sonic, Rock in Rio, Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival, and many more to date.

Sheppard will perform “On My Way” at Eurovision – Australia Decides alongside Australia’s top talents to battle it out to become Australia’s 2019 Eurovision entry on February 9th as they continue their run as Australia’s royal family of pop.

Check out “On My Way” now and be sure to keep your eyes on www.wearesheppard.com for the most up to date information!

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