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).

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