Shimmergloom shine through the rain at Shipwrecked! Festival

SHIMMERGLOOM, a three-piece alternative-indie rock band from Stoneville, has a promising year ahead.

The three musicians include two brothers, Jamie and Matt Harskamp from Stoneville and Gareth Parsons of Inglewood were part of the Shipwrecked! Festival last weekend in McCallum Park.

They also have a new single being released this week called Smithereens on the Doghouse records label and will follow up with a south-west tour this week in Bunbury and Dunsborough, finishing at Carine on Saturday night.

The band formed six years ago through a passion for music having previously played together in Perth band Verona.

Known for their dynamic live performances the boys weave their musical magic on audiences .

“We were stoked to be included on the bill at Shipwrecked! Music Festival,” Matt Harskamp said.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to be showcased and we were so happy to play with so many great bands and other performers at the event.

“We loved the concept of the festival with the varying genres performing which will ensure a musical experience for the audience which was a little slow at first but then grew throughout the eight hour event.”

The trio was signed under the Mushroom record label with Verona and formed a strong friendship which continues in Shimmergloom.

The boys played a 30 minute set alongside other performers including Kingswood, Mosquito Coast, Shannon Noll, hip hop artists Thundamentals, Holy Holy and Abbe May, despite the stormy weather and rain which failed to dampen spirits.

Event organiser Di Bruce said lightening caused the gig to end a little early.

“It was too risky so we had to pull out due to the lightening a little earlier than scheduled but it had been a great event overall.”

The festival transformed McCallum Park into Perth’s largest artificial beach, complete with a sandpit playground, two stages, market stalls, silent discos and rides and waterslides.

Shimmergloom play at The Carine on Saturday, 493 Beach Road, Duncraig.

They will be supported by Gold Suns and The Witches.