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RTRFM Local Music Hub Band/Artist Profile


Years Active 2010 - Present

Genre Indie, rock, pop

Members Gareth Parsons (Guitars/Vox) Matt Harskamp (Bass/Vox) Jamie Harskamp (Drums)

Describe Your Sound

Shimmergloom is a three-piece alternative rock band, based in Perth Western Australia.
With a guitar-driven sound, memorable riffs and seamless harmonies, Shimmergloom is quickly making its mark on the Australian music scene, playing shows with other emerging talents such as Umpire, Boys, Boys, Boys, The Leap Year and Minute 36 to name a few.

Shimmergloom were also part of the 2011 & 2012 WAMI Festivals, playing the Saturday Spectacular showcase in Northbridge. The band is known for its dynamic live performances which showcase the light & shade with which Shimmergloom weaves its musical magic.



Matt Harskamp


Put together to play a fundraiser for a local sporting club in early 2010 and enjoyed it so we just kept writing tunes and playing shows. getting set to release a second EP and accompanying videos for singles.


Verona, Avid Grey, Wilberforce, iL Caps, Idle 55, Jayco Bros

Shared Bills With

Umpire, Runner, The Leap Year, Boys Boys Boys, Minute 36, The Community Chest, The Sensitive Drunks, Stillwater Giants

Career Highlights

The band's first EP "Unfamilar Nights" has already received local (RTR FM) & national airplay (Triple J) with the songs "Unfamiliar Nights" & "Control" also being included on the 2011 & 2012 Kiss My WAMI Compilation CDs. The band's debut EP was RTR FM's "Local Feature" album for the week of 19th-23rd of September 2011 and has received great reviews from Drum Magazine Perth (6/10/2011) and The AU (16/05/12).

"Unfamiliar Nights" has also been selling well internationally in countries such as the US via iTunes.

Shimmergloom has performed as part of the WAMI Festival in 2011&12.

Current Activity

Shimmergloom are currently finishing the second EP as well as completing 2 videos to be released with singles in teh next few months.

Shared Members With

Verona, Avid Grey, Wilberforce, iL Caps, Jayco Bros, Bucket, Yummy Fur, Superscope, Idle 55

Releases by Shimmergloom

Unfamiliar Nights (EP) 2011 Independent

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