In 2016, the Swiss music scene witnessed the birth of an unexpected and innovative creature. Straight out of the machines and synths of electronic music producer Xewin (Sylvain Ehinger) and supported by the voice of songwriter Mark Kelly, The Shamanics released their first album « Shamanic » and spread their vibes across the country with the support from several radio stations (Repérages Couleur 3, SRF Virus, SRF3, Rete 3, Rhône FM, Radio Fribourg, Radio X, Kanal K,…)
In 2019, The Shamanics are back with brand new productions and a new voice. The singer/songwriter Ella Malherbe is now adding her universe to the intricate productions of Xewin. On stage, the drummer Ritchie Perez brings his dynamic and sharp play in.
Closer to indie pop than their first album, the trio’s musical universe remains characterized by electronic sounds and genre contrasts. Indeed, the band’s ethos lies somewhere between nature and technology, consciousness and imagination, algorithms and mysticism. The constant search of balance between nuances, and the use of various creative approaches have always characterized the work of the band.
« Awesome Wave », the trio’s new EP (to be released in February 2019), is the very first illustration of this evolution. Xewin’s firm and imposing sounds draw complex and driving landscapes in which Ella’s mesmerizing vocals wander thus creating a surprising balance between musicality, emotion and dynamics.