Artist info


Indie, Rock

band members

Matt Harskamp (Bass/Vocals), Jamie Harskamp (Drums) & Gareth Parsons (Guitar/Vocals).


Swervedriver, The Cure, Silversun Pickups, Interpol

Unearthed artists we like

Umpire, Emperors, Runner, City Riots, The Ghost Hotel, Tired Lion


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 an integral part of the Perth music scene, being invited to play with other emerging talents such as Tired Lion, The Disappointed, The Ghost Hotel, Runner, The Dianas, Umpire, Boys, Boys, Boys and Minute 36.

The band is known for its dynamic live performances which showcase the light & shade with which Shimmergloom weaves its musical magic.
They were included on the 2011 & 2012 Kiss My WAMI Cd discs alongside well known bands such as Jebediah & Red Jezebel as well as performing at the 2011,12,13 & 15 WAM Festivals. RTR-FM chose the band to perform at their 2013 Radiothon festival, for which the band received great reviews. The band has been selected to appear at the 2016 Shipwrecked Festival alongside such artists as Kingswood, Abbe May, Andy Bull, Thundamentals & The Delta Riggs.

The three band members have extensive onstage experience performing in such diverse Perth bands as Verona, The Jayco Bros, Wilberforce & Avid Grey.
Influences range from indie rockers Swervedriver, Interpol & The Cure through to harder acts such as Tool.

Shimmergloom's new single "Smithereens" is available now on all good digital retailers.

โ€œThe twin vocals of Shimmergloom worked really well and the band mixed it up... showing great versatility and talent. Definitely worth a listen.โ€ Tony Lendrum, The AU Review

"Final act of the evening Shimmergloom definately had the most experience under thier belt. The three piece held together driving progressive-meet-indie melodic rock with strong vocals and again the dual vocalist thing goin on. The band wove impressive melodies behind tight and clever instrumentation that really bounced well off each other. Hopefully we'll see a lot more of the band; it was a great way to end the night." Nic Owen, Drum Magazine


Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

30 Jan 2019

Triple J

there's some delish riffs in here and it's not too polished which works well.

there's some delish riffs in here and it's not too polished which works well.