Sophie Mashlan has spent the better part of the last two years establishing herself as one of the most evocative new singer-songwriters on the indie alt-folk scene.
Now, the 19-year-old is poised to make it official, with the release her highly anticipated debut single ‘Let You Down’, out on Friday, November 23. A captivating song that serves to support the hype surrounding Sophie, the single precedes her debut full-length album set for release in 2019.
It also coincides with the announcement that Sophie will be supporting renowned Californian musician Donavon Frankenreiter on his upcoming New Zealand tour, which kicks off in Wellington at San Fran on Tuesday, November 27. See all dates below.
Sophie will also feature on the showcase, ‘You’re The Future Of Music’, at Anthology Lounge in Auckland on Wednesday November 7 alongside artists Shelita Burke (US), IVY RED (NZ), and Anderson Rocio (NZ/US).
Today’s announcements are the culmination of an exciting few years for the young singer-songwriter from Auckland, whose sound is steeped largely in folk, but also shines with a unique and refreshing blend of pop, indie and alternative.
Sophie has rapidly gained attention thanks to her avid love for performing live. At just 17, she single-handedly organised her own national tour. She has also played numerous events, such as the Auckland Folk Festival; as well as opening for major artists including Vance Joy, Graham Candy and Joshua Radin.
“Sophie Mashlanis talented beyond her 18 years and is already a household name in the New Zealand folk music scene. She graced the stage with her ethereal, captivating songs. A magical performance, she’s the perfect example of why Sofar Sounds provide a platform for young musicians to showcase their songs at the start of their career.” – Erica, Sofar Auckland
Sophie Mashlan on tour with
Donavon Frankenreiter across New Zealand:
November 27 – San Fran, Wellington
November 28 – Totara Street, Mount Maunganui
November 29 – Tuning Fork, Auckland
November 30 – Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh
December 1 – Coroglen Tavern, Coroglen
Sophie Mashlan is also performing at ‘You’re The Future Of Music’ at the Anthology Lounge in Auckland on Wednesday November 7, alongside artists Shelita Burke, IVY RED, and Anderson Rocio.