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Date: 	Thu, 24 Apr 2008 14:35:33 +0200
*2008 - Shihad are back - New Album - New Tour*

*Beautiful Machine - NZ RELEASE*

Monday 21st of April 2008 marks the release of Shihad's 7th studio album
in New Zealand.

Beautiful Machine is the result of over 2 years of writing and recording
by the band - The album was produced by Shihad, alongside engineer Matt
Lovell (silverchair) - Recorded in Melbourne, Australia at Toms new
studio, "The Studios In The City" and Sing Sing.

The key tracks were mixed by Alan Moulder (NIN, My Bloody Valentine, The
Killers) with the remaining tracks mixed by Matt Lovell.

It represents a new phase in the band's development - not just a cursory
tweak of elements but rather a bold exploration of colour, melody,
rhythm and power.

The First Single 'One Will Hear The Other' has been a staple of NZ radio
for the past 3 months - constantly in the Top 30 singles, holding the
top spot at rock radio and bouncing into the top ten like an A.D.D. kid
on Jolt cola.

But this track is one small piece of the picture - in the context of the
album it displays one side of the complexity and scope of an album that
is unlike any the band have released before - and one that has distilled
the most potent elements of the 4 members into one focused beam that
cuts through any preconceptions and points clearly to massive new horizons.

The album is available in various forms though out NZ
To order Album online, click here

*Home Grown Festival*

The first week of the beautiful machine campaign will climax with the
headlining of the sold out Homegrown festival in Wellington, NZ. The
band are joined by many of their favourite artists including Kora, The
Mint Chicks, Tiki, Die! Die! Die! and Concord dawn.

Key tracks from the new album alongside some older favourites (incl.
some rare ones.) will be blasted to over 11,000 people at Wellington's
waterfront - Pics and footage of the show will be up on
<> soon.

*Australian Release - May 17th*

Beautiful Machine will be released throughout Australia on May 17th
To preorder the Limited Edition "Beautiful Machine" Album, click here

'One will hear the Other' has been on High rotation on triple J and
broken thru to rotation on Nova and Triple M also.

*Beautiful Machine - Australian Album Tour*

Mid June sees us hit the road with the album in full bloom - we are
playing the up and down the East Coast of Australia in series of 4 x
shows. we are taking 2 very special guests out with us as well - Young &
Restless, and Calling All Cars.
Fri 13 June - Bar388 - Brisbane
Sat 14 June - Hi-Fi Bar - Melbourne
Fri 20 June - The Gaelic Theatre - Sydney
Sat 21 June - Live On Light Square - Adelaide
Tickets are available here


Stop by the evolving
<> and check out the
album sampler, new blogs, and drop us a line.
We have new page on Facebook as well - drop in for a cuppa!

Lots of Love,
Jon, Tom, Karl + Phil