Sydney’s SHANGHAI have joined Sydney-based label Bird’s Robe Records.

The group have spent years touring their colourful live show and mixed genre sound featuring impressive musicianship, showmanship and verve, which has earned them supports with the likes of The Protomen (USA), Dead Letter Circus, The Red Paintings & Vampillia (Japan).

They have featured at festivals including Dead Of Winter, Progfest, Featherfest, headlining the Big Top Ball at This Is Not Art Festival and their tracks have earned airplay across triple j, 4zzz, FBi, 2SER and more.

After a long gestation period, the band will finally release their debut album ‘The Ultraviolent’ in early 2015.

Shanghai join the growing Bird’s Robe Australian roster alongside sleepmakeswaves, The Red Paintings, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Toehider, Pirate, Dumbsaint, Solkyri, Anubis, Unitopia, The Nerve & more, as well as international experimental rock icons 65daysofstatic (UK), Rosetta (US), Atlantis (NED) and Vampillia (JPN).

The band released the following announcement:

“We are so delighted to be joining forces with Mr Mike Solo and his Bird’s Robe Collective. We will certainly never have to worry about dodgy riders again because, boy, does this guy know how to party!  The most complex array of mineral waters, married with a plethora of exotic assorted nuts, and topped off with the finest chicken in town, will forever be in our reach thanks to Mike. The force is strong in this one.”

Bird’s Robe Records’ Director Mike Solo released the following statement

 

“I’m very happy to announce that Shanghai have officially joined Bird’s Robe Records.

 

Having worked together on so many shows before, they have become good friends and mainstays of the local scene. It’s nice to be able to make it official – and to finally be part of releasing this long awaited album! Welcome to the family: Shangai.”

 

Shanghai will tour their new single ‘Caveat Emptor’ in September and October

Watch their album teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v8zMIzFCPw

TOUR DATES:

Sep 26 @ The Brightside, Brisbane QLD w/Le Suits, Fat Susan, Weightless in Orbit

Oct 5 @ Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW w/ Doc Holliday Take the Shotgun, Scarlet’s Revenge, La Tarantella

Nov 29 @ The Vinyl Bar, Moonee Ponds VIC w/Dive Into Ruin, Shiver Canyon

Nov 30 @ The Tote, Collingwood VIC w/ LUCID PLANET, EL COLOSSO, F*CK THE FITZROY DOOM SCENE, I AM DUCKEYE, RED SKY BURIAL

Dec 13 @ Dicey Riley’s, Wollongong NSW w/supports to be announced