Australian phenomenon Sheppard make their long-awaited North American debut with the Geronimo EP, available through iTunes and all digital retailers next Tuesday August 12 2014. Last week, the group premiered the cinematic music video for the title track which was made available for the first time in the U.S. on Idolator.
Currently quadruple-platinum in Australia, Geronimo merges artful instrumentation with indie rock panache and undeniable pop prowess. With its anthemic chorus and refreshing blend of male and female harmonies, it is evident why the song has become the number one most played track on the Australian Airplay Chart and holds the record for the longest running number one single by an independent Australian artist. What’s more, Geronimo is the highest selling Australian song of the year.
This month, the Brisbane six-piece’s independent Australian album debut, Bombs Away, took number one on Australia’s top album charts, cementing Sheppard as one of the country’s foremost breaking acts. Across the pond, UK fans have responded with similar enthusiasm. Global streams on Geronimo exceed one million and counting while UK streams alone are impressively nearing 150,000 with 20,000 on Spotify during release week. Currently, the song also stands strong at number three on the UK’s Spotify viral chart. Now, Sheppard is gearing up to conquer the United States.
Most recently, the band gave a much buzzed about performance on the grand finale of The Voice in Australia and VIBE Magazine named them one of five acts “ready to pop.” Moreover, other artists and tastemakers have been quite vocal about their admiration of Sheppard. The Vamps, Scooter Braun and more recently tweeted their support.
Sheppard is comprised of siblings, George, Amy and Emma Sheppard along with friends Jay Bovino, Michael Butler and Dean Gordon. They officially touch down with Geronimo next week.