Current Single – In The Middle

[shift] are an alternative Rock band from Auckland’s north shore. The last year has seen the release of their debut album “The Traveller”, which earned them comparisons to California’s Switchfoot and Incubus, and New Zealand’s own Opshop, and Midnight Youth. As well as receiving 4 out of 5 stars in the NZ Herald “The Traveller” was described as “…an outstanding debut album..” by NZ Musician magazine. This was followed by appearances on TV1’s “Good Morning” show and Northern and Central BYM Easter camps.

In the past [shift] have made appearances at Parachute festival and more recently at the newly minted Festival One and have just been announced in the line up for Festival One 2016.

With regular airplay on Life FM [shift] saw their first #1 radio hit with Jerusalem in 2011 which quickly became a fan favourite. More recently they made Life FM’s “Top 100 songs of 2014” with “In the Middle”.

[shift] are a hard working band, playing shows all around the country bringing a high energy live show with hooky rock tracks “In the Middle”, “The Blood” and sing-along anthem “Jerusalem”. With new material on the way, look out for some fresh new tracks at their next live show.

No upcoming shows scheduled

Past Shows

20 Oct 2015 Auckland The Kings Arms The Kings Arms
25 Jul 2015 Auckland East Coast Bays Football Club East Coast Bays Football Club
19 Jun 2015 Auckland Galatos Ballroom Galatos Ballroom
04 Apr 2015 Feilding
03 Apr 2015 Hamilton
14 Mar 2015 Auckland, NZ The Paddington Parnell The Paddington Parnell
09 Mar 2015 Auckland TVNZ TVNZ
15 Feb 2015 Auckland GCC GCC
23 Jan 2015 Hamilton Mystery Creek Mystery Creek
24 Oct 2014 Auckland, NZ The Paddington The Paddington


Hey team!

Well we’ve been up to a lot over the last few months!

One of the highlights was playing our song “In the Middle” on TV1’s Good Morning show, had an absolute blast. Check out the clip in the video section above. Here’s a pic from the day.


In april we played some shows at Northern and Central Easter camps, both shows were incredible, and we made some great new friends. Can’t wait to get back there and do it again.

As you can see we have a show coming up in June at the Juice Bar in Parnell. We’re super amped for this show as its be a while since we played there and we’re going to be sharing the stage with new act Under Groove, It’ll be their debut gig so make sure you come along and support them. You can get your tickets from eventfinder or just go to the tour dates section and click on the ticket link there. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Much Love

Myke, Sam, Pete, Danny, Adam

Album Release Show this Friday!!

This Friday night is gonna go off!

We’re really looking forward to it and have got some exciting little surprizes for you all too.

Come on down to The Paddington and hang out with us, you’ll hear some great Kiwi music from the Paper Cranes and Baloo as well as us of course.

Tickets are $10 on the door and you can also purchase them from Eventfinder!

We will be selling albums for $20 on the night and you can also buy a digital copy from iTunes, if you don’t live in NZ you can get a copy from Cd Baby (Physical & Digital).

Until then go check out the music video for our first single off the album “In the Middle” here.

So come and hang out and help us celebrate the release of The Traveller! 

See you there!

Sam, Danny, Pete, Myke

Paper Cranes 折り鶴

Paper Cranes 折り鶴

Paper Cranes 折り鶴

It’s Here! The Traveller is released today!

We are extremely proud to announce that our debut album The Traveller is released today!

It’s available digitally on iTunes worldwide and the CD is available on (NZ only), Cdbaby (Worldwide)

Follow the links on the home page.

We are so proud of it and are stoked that you can finally enjoy it in its entirety!

Looking forward to seeing you all at the release gig next Friday at the Paddington!

Till then….

Much love

Sam, Danny, Pete, Myke

Where can I get a copy of the The Traveller you ask? Well…

As of this Friday 17th October our debut album The Traveller will be released. We’re super stoked to be able to bring this to you all, it’s been a long journey and taken a lot of hard work but we’re finally here.

Here is a list of where the album will be available for purchase…



Amplifier (NZ only)


Amazon MP3


At our shows

Amplifier (NZ only)

Cdbaby (International)

Print Mighty

We’re really excited for our release show which is the week after the official album release on the 24th October (See the Tour Dates page for details), we’ve got some cool things planned for it and some amazing support bands so make sure you get along.

Thanks so much for your support

Sam, Danny, Pete, Myke

Hello world!

Welcome to our brand spanking new website! We’re pretty excited to have our own little spot on the web. We have a few things to tell you about, but top of the list is the release of our debut album.

The official release date for The Traveller is the 17th of October 2014!

You can go to the “Buy Now” tab on our home page to get yourself a physical or digital copy. Our first single “In The Middle” is available for free up until the album release. You can also listen to it right now from the music player on our home page, and also be sure to check out the video on the video’s tab.

If you want to keep up to date with all our happenings, including our upcoming show dates, sign up to our email list and you won’t miss a thing.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sam, Pete, Danny, Myke

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