Sam Shepherd will play two extra Australian dates before his Melbourne Music Week appearance in November.
The London-based producer, who will be in Australia to play at Melbourne Music Week, has been a consistently praised figure in electronic music since 2009's "Vacuum Boogie", which was released on the Eglo imprint started by Alexander Nut and Shepherd himself. His distinctive blend of house, bass and jazz (Shepherd's background is in jazz piano and composition) has been laid out on a number of key releases like "People's Potential" and last year's Shadows EP, the latter of which was given a 5/5 by RA's Philip Sherburne. When not working on his PhD (a study into the neuroscience of pain), he continues to hold down a residency at London's Plastic People, while albums with Fatima and his own Floating Points Ensemble are in the works.
Shepherd will be joined on each leg of the three-show tour by label-mates Alexander Nut and Fatima. Their first port of call will be Ambar in Perth on November 22nd, where the troupe will be playing from start to finish. They head to Sydney on the 23rd to play at the Oxford Art Factory where the same lineup situation applies. Their Melbourne appearance on the 24th is at a location yet to be announced.