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FLOATING POINTS Laneway’s best act is back


Fresh from a triumphant performance at Coachella (on the aptly titled Mojave Stage) last weekend and a best on ground performance at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Perth earlier this year, Sam Shepherd’s Floating Points is delighted to reveal the first new track from his upcoming short film and accompanying soundtrack Relections – Mojave Desert.

Silurian Blue is an expansive full band piece that balances refined restraint with explosiveness and acts as a natural progression for the sonic palette developed by Shepherd and his band as Floating Points with their critically acclaimed debut Elaenia (2015) and their follow up Kuiper EP (2016).

Reflections – Mojave Desert features five entirely new and unheard compositions, and is available digitally and physically as LP+DVD or CD/DVD packages on Friday June 30. The film, in collaboration with director Anna Diaz Ortuño, finds the ensemble in a thrilling sonic exploration of environment under an endless desert sky. If his visual show at Laneway is anything to go by it could be something special. Watch the trailer HERE.

Shepherd has also toured with The xx supporting their record breaking string of dates at Brixton Academy, collaborated with Caribou, Four Tet, and has performed across the globe including festivals like Glastonbury, Primavera and Pitchfork Festival Europe, as well as Australian festivals in Meredith Music Festival and Laneway.

Floating Points new single Silurian Blue is out now. Relections – Mojave Desert is available as DVD and/ or audio on June 30.

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