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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SOPHOMORE EP HEAVEN OUT TODAY 

 


"I wrote this collection of songs with no real theme in mind, but as a hopeless romantic and full time daydreamer, these songs naturally threaded themselves together with daydreams of romance and the highs and lows that come with it - wistfulness, reminiscing, heartbreak, hope. The title ‘Heaven’ speaks to that state of being wrapped up in another world and untied to logic or reason." - San Mei 
Prefaced by her single of the same name, which was touted by triple j announcer Declan Byrne as a 'dizzying dreamy ride that i'm lining up for again and again no matter the queue' and accolade-accumulating lead single 'Wonder', San Mei today offers her sophomore EP Heaven which premiered via Red Bull Music this week. 

The new EP is a clutch of four indie rock supernovas, characterized by San Mei's take-no-prisoners guitar hooks, lush vocals and exemplifies the multi instrumentalist's songwriting dexterity, which has been meticulously crafted since her 2013 debut 'Brighter'.

Heaven saw San Mei entrust production duties to Oscar Dawson (Holy HolyAli BarterAlex LaheyJoyride, British India and Robbie Miller). Recording the EP over the course of four months and between Airlock Studios in Brisbane and Dawson's studio in Melbourne, the whole process galvanized and challenged San Mei as a songwriter and spurred a metamorphosis. With the creative freedom brought in by the harmonious and symbiotic collaboration, San Mei explains "[Dawson and I] hit it off straight away and it seemed like he understood where I was coming from, even when I had trouble conveying certain ideas in the demos I made at home.” 
SAN MEI 
Heaven EP



1. Wonder
2. Shadows
3. Two Planets
4. Heaven 

OUT NOW on L X V I
 
The EP follows the success of singles 'Heaven' and 'Wonder', both of which were championed by national youth broadcaster triple j, the latter copping an Australian radio premiere on Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite, a spin on Kingsmill's 2018 and promptly being added to rotation. Subsequently landing San Mei as the 6th most played unsigned artist on triple j in the weeks after its release. Unearthed can't get enough either, with 'Wonder' shooting San Mei to 'Unearthed Artist of the Week' and securing 'Unearthed Best New Song of the Week'. Just this week, 'Heaven' was added to national rotation on the HITFM network, securing San Mei's first taste of commercial radio airplay, and prefacing big things to come.

While 
Amazon Music named 'Wonder' their 'Song Of The Day' and their 'Weekly One', Apple Music added it to their 'Best Of The Week' and Spotify included it on a host of their curated playlists as it racked up over 148,000 streams.  The accompanying videos for both 'Heaven' and 'Wonder' saw San Mei nab the 'Upload of The Week' (Wonder) on MTV and a rotation adds to RAGE. 

Internationally, San Mei has transfixed press since her debut, receving nods from NME, Stereofox and Indie Shuffle, with 'Heaven' being introduced to the UK via Radio X and making waves on Amazing Radio. On top of the praise, 'Wonder' reached number one on Hype Machine the week it was released.

It's been a busy year of touring for San Mei, including showcases at BIGSOUND, supporting GUM and G Flip on their Brisbane legs and played her first ever headlining dates in Sydney and Melbourne. Closing out 2018 , San Mei will join Holy Holy and CLEWS on an eight date East Coat run throughout November and December.

San Mei joins Holy Holy on their 'Faces' tour next month. Limited tickets remaining. Heaven is OUT NOW on L X V I

on tour with Holy Holy throughout November + December

THUR 15 NOVEMBER | THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL | NEWCASTLE, NSW 
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FRI 6 NOVEMBER | THE BEERY | TERRIGAL, NSW 
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SAT 17 NOVEMBER | THE METRO | SYDNEY, NSW 
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THUR 22 NOVEMBER | SOLBAR | MAROOCHYDORE, QLD 
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FRI 23 NOVEMBER | MIAMI MARKETTA | GOLD COAST, QLD
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SAT 24 NOVEMBER | THE TRIFFID | BRISBANE, QLD [SOLD OUT]
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SUN 25 NOVEMBER | THE TRIFFID | BRISBANE, QLD [SECOND SHOW ADDED]
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FRI 7 DECEMBER | 170 RUSSEL | MELBOURNE, VIC 
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TICKETS for Holy Holy 'Faces' tour on sale NOW
WATCH: SAN MEI - 'Heaven'
PRAISE FOR SAN MEI 

Australian newcomer San Mei, shares the same slinky pop DNA as LA Chanteuse Banks’
- NME

'[On 'Heaven']...Another dizzying dreamy ride that i'm lining up for again and again no matter the queue.'
- Declan Byrne, triple j 

‘It is a wondrous piece of bedroom pop that has to be shared’
- Indie Shuffle 

'...Really like how this one has this slow burn pace to it without losing any of that grit or power.'
Dave Ruby Howe, Music Director triple j Unearthed

'If we were to combine the most alluring aspects of beachy garage rock and the poignant vocal textures of CHVRCES, we’d land straight on San Mei' 
– KickKickSnare

'When I heard 'Rewind' a couple of years ago, I could hear the potential. Now that potential is realised in this smart, strong and sultry track.
- Richard Kingsmill, Group Music Director triple j  
CONNECT ONLINE WITH SAN MEI

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