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Shura on her debut album, Nothing's Real

Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 5 July 2016

Musically, Shura is an enigmatic beast. She remixed her own disco-infused pop into the echoing and eerie 'Space Tapes', and has worked with everyone from rapper Talib Kweli to Mumford & Sons' banjoist Winston Marshall. Checking out her Twitter, you'd be forgiven for struggling to match up her sleekly produced tracks with the scattier side of her personality.

On any given day, her online content veers from political commentary to pictures of her kittens. It's perhaps not surprising that it's difficult to stay on track when interviewing her, and our conversation is no exception.

Discussion of queerness in the industry ricochets from influence to influence, a constellation encompassing Tegan and Sara, campy 90's films, and the importance of pride. She seems amused when we run out of time, suggesting that this might be a relatively common occurrence. Conceding to a few extra minutes of discussion, we rounded off with some concise thoughts on her album Nothing's Real, out this coming Friday, July 8th.

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