Deakin (of Animal Collective) + HIGHLIFE

Deakin (of Animal Collective) + HIGHLIFE


Sun, August 5, 2018

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Deakin - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Member of Animal Collective.
Highlife is the moniker of London-born Sleepy Doug Shaw.

Sleepy Doug Shaw moved to NYC in 2003 at the age of 19 and began playing shows around the city. He formed among natives later that year with Hisham Haroocha (Black Dice/Soft Circle) and Abby Portner (Rings) before joining the band White Magic in 2005.

Shaw adopted the Highlife moniker in late 2007 in an attempt to "imbue a feeling of rejoicing and high consciousness", while also giving a nod to the genre of african music 'Highlife', which has greatly influenced his guitar style.

In 2008 Shaw relocated to the small island of Gaspar Grande off the coast of Trinidad with Mira Billotte of White Magic to begin working on the first batch of songs to be released under the Highlife moniker with a portable recording setup.

In late 2008, Shaw again relocated to his hometown of London England, utilizing Harvey Birrel at Southern Studios (Crass, Sir Richard Bishop, Buzzcocks) to continue work on the songs. Shaw also brought in Tim Koh (Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffitti) and Jesse Lee (Gang Gang Dance) to provide bass and drums to the recordings.

In early 2009 Shaw self released F Kenya RIP via the Internet. The track garnered glowing praise from Pitchfork, Gorillia Vs Bear, Spin Magazine, NME, BBC and Hipster runoff. It also appeared on a number of Best of 2009 lists.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211