December 3, 2007
Our album is now available to buy instore in Perth,
Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney. More stores coming soon.
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October 17, 2007
April 3, 2007
We are very pleased to announce that ShadowPlay's self-titled debut album has just been released and is available for online purchase through CDBaby.com. Click here to order your copy.
March 27, 2007
We are currently rated 22 on the Triple J Unearthed Website!
'Alone' is available to listen to, and to follow will be 'Everafter' and
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February 23, 2007
We do realise it has been an epoch since our last newsletter and we apologise to our fans. We have a lot of explaining to do and the following is a very brief attempt to fill the void.
First, we would like to announce that we have finally completed recording, mixing and mastering our self-titled debut album. In fact, the album has just been sent for pressing and will be available very shortly! We'll keep you posted.
Now, the explanation:
It has been an eventful, overwhelming, and often frustrating few years. With the departure of Alitia and Uwe in 2004, it seemed nonsensical to release an album featuring performances from musicians who were no longer part of the band, with the band photo featuring the new members.
In an attempt to overcome this absurdity, we decided to delay the album release so that new material could be written for the new members to be featured on it.
Unfortunately this proved much more difficult than we had anticipated. Although her replacement had a phenomenal voice, it differed greatly from Alitia's. We knew that it wouldn't work to have both vocalists on the same album, but with Alitia's departure, we felt we had to persist.
In 2005, while we were still in the process of recording with the new members, Duane had to return home to Australia because of visa restrictions. The recording process was brought to a premature end. To make matters worse, we didn't have a vocalist to finish the recording as the new vocalist resided in England. The album release was now delayed indefinitely.
In retrospect, Duane's return to Australia proved not to be such a disaster after all: Just when we were on the verge of giving up, Alitia and Uwe, who returned to Australia in 2004, agreed to record the new songs for the album and rejoin ShadowPlay.
2006 saw us working on the album with renewed vigour. This involved continuously sending new and updated material back and forth between Australia and England (Linus is still there). This was obviously a very time-consuming process, but we prevailed.
Although we have been through a lot, and at times it felt too difficult, the one thing that has kept ShadowPlay together is the Music, our love for it and the desire to share it with the rest of the world.
Our debut release is the culmination of five years of work in two continents that has seen us journey through an incredible range of life's emotions and experiences. We do not anticipate any further delays as it is being pressed and printed as we speak and should be available within 4-6 weeks.
Watch this space
Alitia, Duane, Guy, Linus & Uwe.