As the follow-up to October 2022’s Superhues EP, Now We’re Getting Somewhere was written, recorded, produced and mixed by SHEARS in her home studio in Leith, Edinburgh – a major statement towards the music industry, where women are still vastly underrepresented in production roles: “The wider problems surrounding women in music aren't going to be solved by women without men getting on board, and that's reflected in what the songs are about,” SHEARS mentioned.

Predominantly offering a D’n’B soundscape, the airy and refreshing production in opener and lead single “I Look at You (It’s Over)” offsets with the lyrical content discussing the complexities of the online world and the pressures of being available to everyone 24/7. Meanwhile, the grittier and fast-paced second single “Figure Me Out” was produced by playing a Moog Subsequent 37 live and piecing the samples together to create the bespoke beat.

The empowering “As You Are” – one of three new songs on the EP – is a perfect balance of SHEARS’ electro-pop and D’n’B sides, seamlessly fusing rapid drum loops with glistening synths as the artist tells a story of coming as we are and not changing ourselves to find acceptance.

Hailed an “alt-pop riser” by Clash Magazine, SHEARS has also grabbed the attention of other key tastemakers including Wonderland Magazine, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing in Scotland. Matching this with her growing gig portfolio supporting Crooked Colours, Ellie Dixon, Orla Gartland and Siights, SHEARS’ homemade electro gems are proving to become a buzzworthy fixture on the indie scene.

As one of very few women in music who also produces and mixes their music, SHEARS demonstrates she is an innately gifted talent across the board – and combined with her one-woman live show set-up which incorporates samples, percussion and synths with live vocals, SHEARS continues to show that the industry needs to provide more spaces for women in all fields of music.

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