In a delight for fans, Brisbane’s Sheppard are streaming their new album “Bombs Away” exclusively on iTunes from today until the album’s release on July 11. Heralded in this month’s Rolling Stone as an album on which “each track is a potential smash”, this is yet another leap for the band who recently signed US co-management with Scooter Braun, the architect behind the rise of artists such as Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepson.
With 'Geronimo' (which was released in the US this week through Republic/Universal) becoming the highest selling Australian single for 2014 so far and clocking up seven weeks at #1 on the Australian radio airplay charts, Sheppard have also returned to the airwaves with their latest smash “Something’s Missing” on track to hit next week’s charts.
The Brisbane hit-makers have also announced all-ages album launches in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with special guests New Empire.
“This year has been such a whirlwind and it was important to us that we take the time to get out there on the road and celebrate our album with the fans,” said George Sheppard, “The release of a first album is an important milestone for any band and we’re just so happy that we can celebrate it with the people who have made it all happen for us.”
Earlier this year, their smash hit ‘Geronimo’ spent three weeks at #1 on the ARIA charts, breaking the record for a run at #1 from an independently distributed Australian artist, with their success resulting in their signing to Decca Records for the world outside of Australia and a special invitation to join Keith Urban on his “Light the Fuse” tour where the band played to over 70,000 people throughout June.
‘Bombs Away’ hits stores on July 11 through Empire of Song / Chugg Music / MGM.
Grab a sneak preview now, streaming free exclusively on the iTunes store: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/sheppard/id1190949
Pre-order your copy now at bit.ly/sheppardstore or via iTunes
CATCH SHEPPARD LIVE!
July 25: Eatons Hill Grand Ballroom, Brisbane QLD (ALL AGES ALBUM LAUNCH)
July 26: Big Top Luna Park, Sydney NSW (ALL AGES ALBUM LAUNCH)
August 1: The HiFi Bar, Melbourne VIC (UNDER 18S MATINEE ALBUM LAUNCH)
August 1: The HiFi Bar, Melbourne VIC (OVER 18S ALBUM LAUNCH)