Le Shiv, the awe-inspiring quintet that has garnered acclaim from industry heavyweights and enthralled audiences on both sides of the globe, today launches a highly anticipated new phase in their musical journey with the release of new single Where’s My Money.
Having recently returned to the sunny shores of Australia, the virtuosos of Le Shiv (Pencil, Jarleth, Mossy, Dylan, and Billy) have taken time to focus on writing and recording their debut body of work. Whilst we don’t have a lot of details on that yet, what we do know is the group’s dynamic sound, fueled by attitude and synth-packed world-class compositions, have already caught the attention of esteemed personalities and groups such as Matthew McConaughey, Chris Martin, Grouplove, Ocean Alley, and Lime Cordiale, affirming their undeniable talent and intergenerational appeal.
Speaking on the band’s exciting new chapter, Mossy states “Up until now the band had been flying by the seat of our pants, just recording and releasing music as we all lived on the road in our campervan supporting some of our favourite bands around North America. It was such an incredible experience but we hadn’t put much thought into a long term plan for Le Shiv or a real strategy of releasing a bigger body of work. When COVID happened we all moved back to Australia and it gave us time to write and record a heap of music. This is the first time where we have a lot of releases scheduled, a bigger body of work coming and also lots of touring plans at home.”
Where’s My Money is yet another shining example of Le Shiv’s genre-defying sound that exudes nostalgia while remaining unmistakably fresh. The chorus is a sonic explosion that transports listeners to the golden days of the early-2000s where MGMT meets Pixies. The fun-first personalities of the band also shine through in the King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard-esque verses which, put simply by lead singer Pencil, are about “a hippie owing a drug dealer money.” It’s not too much of a stretch of imagination to think perhaps there’s a tongue in cheek story from their years living on the road around North America in there somewhere, but that’s for Le Shiv to know and for you to find out. Le Shiv‘s unique ability to seamlessly traverse different global music markets, amassing a devoted following on both hemispheres, sets them apart as boundary-pushers who fearlessly embrace new creative territories. Their string of sensational singles including, I’m Fine, I’ve Said Too Much, But How Are You?, No Freak, Buzzcloud and Something I Said have cultivated a passionate following, eagerly awaiting to see a whole lot more from Le Shiv.
As they prepare to unleash a wrath of new music, Le Shiv is also excitedly gearing up for not one but two of the biggest Australian tours of 2023, supporting none other than Ocean Alley and The Grogans. The band will also be tacking on a few of their own headline shows spanning the East Coast of Australia bringing a never ending flow of Le Shiv’s electric live performance for audiences all over the country.
Where’s My Money is destined to leave an indelible mark on the band’s already engaged fan base and introduce new audiences to the unique sonic odyssey that is Le Shiv. Get ready to surrender to the irresistible allure of Le Shiv as they venture into this thrilling new era of the band. With their debut EP on the horizon and a growing legion of devoted fans, Le Shiv is poised to continue making waves in the music world, solidifying their position as one of Australia’s most exciting up-and-coming bands.
WHERE’S MY MONEY AUSTRALIAN TOUR
THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER – FELONS BARREL HALL, BRISBANE QLD*
FRIDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER – THE NORTHERN, BYRON BAY NSW*
SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER – MIAMI MARKETTA, GOLD COAST QLD*
SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER – SOLBAR, SUNSHINE COAST QLD*
FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER – TORQUAY HOTEL, TORQUAY VIC*
SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER – GODS KITCHEN, MORNINGTON VIC*
SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER – PELLY BAR, FRANKSTON VIC*
FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER – HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY NSW~
SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER – HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY NSW~
THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER – OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW*
FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER – JOHN CAIN ARENA, MELBOURNE VIC~
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER – YAH YAHS, MELBOURNE VIC
SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER – LABEL, BROOKVALE NSW
*SUPPORTING THE GROGANS
~SUPPORTING OCEAN ALLEY
With thanks to More To Come