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skating on the way

by Shoeb Ahmad

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Sia Ahmad, one of Australia’s most prolific and respected experimental artists, returns this August with ‘skating on the way’ - a taste from her fourth record under the Shoeb Ahmad moniker.

Conceived in the same rush of creativity that brought Ahmad’s revered “quiver” to life, ‘skating on the way’ represents the meeting point between that record’s warm production and the dark, textural approach of her previous record A Body Full Of Tears.

Featuring live instrumental contributions from Peter Kossen, Luke Keanan-Brown and Maria Moles, the track sees Ahmad’s characteristic clattering beats and woozy harmonics evolve into a terrain of alternating gentleness and sharpness, balanced just so to invite you in while still providing an edge of contrast against Ahmad’s delicate vocal performance.

‘skating on the way’ is accompanied by a dark techno remix from Liars' Angus Andrew, who says of his interpretation: “Sia's work skates bravely between experimentalism and song, between the intimate and detached. I wanted to celebrate this fearlessness with an anthem to resilience - revelling in failure rather than lamenting it.”


released August 20, 2021

Produced by Sia Ahmad with contributions from -

Kate Ahmad - vocals
Luke Keanan-Brown - drum kit
Peter Kossen - bass guitar
Maria Moles - cymbals, synthesizer

skating on the way (radio edit) words + music Ahmad
skating on the way (liars rmx) production by Angus Andrew

Imagined on Ngunnawal land between
bushfire season and iso-era Twenty-Twenty

Mastered by Becki Whitton
Painting by Hanna Ahmad

Special thanks to Provenance Collective and Liars


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