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Touch Screens: Read this text message interview ‘Ones To Watch’ conducted with Shura

 

We’re always impressed with new ways to conduct interviews, and we’re always impressed with Shura, period. So we’re certainly feeling this new interview with the British electronic-pop songwriter and producer, conducted by Ones To Watch over text message. Turns out, we’ve been interviewing people via text for years and we never realized it!

But in the chat below, which Shura took part in recently while eating dinner in Finland, is a pretty good one, and she discusses her incredible new album Nothing’s Real, what she’s been listening to (Christine & the Queens, Whitney, and a Danish band called Liss), and her upcoming tours with M83 and Tegan and Sara. No emoji were harmed in the making of this interview.

Those tours don’t start until later this summer, and before the kickoff, Shura drops by Great Scott in Allston on September 7 for an intimate Bowery club gig with YEYƎY and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’s Colby Drasher.

 
 

Watch the text-terview below, check out all of Shura’s live dates, and peep her new video for Summer Jam “What’s It Gonna Be?”

SHURA 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
9/7 – Alston, MA @ Great Scott *
9/9 – Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place #
9/10 – Winnipeg, MB @ Centennial Concert Hall #
9/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater #
9/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
9/15 – Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre #
9/16 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom #
9/17 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater #
9/19 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom #
9/21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden #
9/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue #
9/25 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park #
9/26 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy *
9/28 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
9/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern #
9/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum #
10/01 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre #
10/03 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre #
10/04 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater #
10/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre #
10/07 – Calgary, AB @ BMO Centre #
10/08 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre #
10/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle ^
10/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Mill & Mine ^
10/12 – Washington DC@ Black Cat *
10/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia ^
10/14 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 ^
10/15 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 ^
10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy ^
10/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre ^
10/20 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom ^
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre ^

 
 

Tegan & Sara #
M83 ^
Headlining *