Hello everyone. We are finally happy to announce that our new album Helios Forsaken is released! You can stream, download or order a CD from our Bandcamp page. You can also buy a CD from Real Groovy Auckland, or stream the album in all these places:
On the night before the album release show, we played a short set in Real Groovy to promote our album. It was nice to play an intimate set in front of a small audience as a warm up for the following night, when we celebrated the official release of the album at Backbeat. Backbeat follow a strict capacity limit which we reached very quickly, unfortunately resulting in several people being turned away at the door (we are sorry if this was you!). The night kicked off with a spellbinding performance from Saturnian Noise Collective followed by the familiar labyrinth of compelling drumming, synth and spoken word work from Hide and Tallow (check out a video here). The Shepherds’ 2 hour set-list featured the following …
Rey from Hide and Tallow joined us for some electronic percussion on Mauerfall and Helios Forsaken, and when you listen to those tracks on the album, you’ll hear him there also. We were also lucky enough to have a specially themed Shepherds Of Cassini chocolate cake baked by Fern King; a slice was handed out to anybody who purchased the album. Here are some pictures of the beautiful album artwork put together by our friend Chris Lewis, and also some snaps from Fern King from our performance in Real Groovy and album release party…
If you missed our album release show for whatever reason, we hope to see you in the near future for our next gig – once this is confirmed it will be announced. In the mean time, please enjoy our new music!
Thanks for reading and we hope to see you soon \m/