Shura began recording music at 16, going on to form a band at university and collaborating with producer Hiatus. She honed her own production skills by watching instructional YouTube videos during night shifts at the postproduction facility in which she worked and also, during a “Lara Croft moment”, spent a gap year developing her songwriting in the Amazon rainforest. This year she’s played a number of festivals, including Bestival, Latitude and ReadingLeeds Festival, and commences a headline tour on September 17 in London. Dates and venues can be found on her Facebook page (www.facebook. com/shuramusic).