123 Agency Presents


with special guests

Saturday 27 October 2018 (opening 8.00pm)

at Manning Bar ( venue info )
Level Two Manning House Manning Rd, University of Sydney NSW


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ General Admission $56.10

Record-breaking New Zealand tours, scene-setting appearances at festivals like Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Big Day Out and Parklife, sold-out performances across Europe, multiple music awards, four EPs and five LPs - three with platinum sales - and an army of fans who return to relive the experience time and time again. There are just some of Shapeshifter's towering achievements.

The five-strong lineup of PDigsss (vocals), Sam Trevethick (guitar / synths / sampler). Dan McGruer (synths / sampler), Nick Robinson (bass / synths / MPC) and Darren Mathiassen (drums) have created their very own genre; a stadium-sized sound which adds layers of drum & bass, jazz, funk, rock and electronica to solid bass culture foundations.

Originally hailing from Christchurch, the future-shocked soul outfit's music is crafted by a living, breathing band of musicians, with all the form-changing sonic possibilities live instrumentation offers.

"The essence of Shapeshifter live is that we are completely 100% un-sequenced - no laptop click track. We play 'off the grid' using analogue and digital synthesizers." - Sam Trevethick.

The result is a sound that's capable of morphing from rolling drum & bass to pummeling guitar-driven jams and horizon-shifting electronic soundscapes - a sound that's again encapsulated on their newest album Stars (release date: 4 November 2016).

"Stars is a very special album to us. It's a journey - exploring everything from love, loss and the afterlife; and combining everything from heavy soul, to drum 'n bass and space-sized synths. It's also a journey we can't wait to share with our fans." - Nick Robinson.

Recorded between their New Brighton and Auckland studios, Shapeshifter spent six months writing ideas and songs before setting down the album at Auckland's Roundhead Studios with The Upbeats' Dylan Jones and Jeremy Glenn.

The interstellar result includes a track listing of 11 expertly crafted tunes - tracks that meld their progressive bass music approach, electronic textures and barreling backbeats to create a record that aptly takes their sound to new heights.

Off the grid and out of this world, from the clubs to packed festival fields, Shapeshifter's transcending sond has already seen them achieve extraordinary things. After releasing their 6th studio album, this innovative band have solidified their status as New Zealand's premiere live electric outfit.

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*