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SHEPPARD SOARS UP ITUNES CHARTS FOLLOWING U.S. TELEVISION DEBUT ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW

New York, NY (October 24, 2014) – Following their U.S. television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, and the use of their single “Geronimo” in a “lip-dub proposal” for NBC’s new show Marry Me – which racked up over 4 million views, SHEPPARD earned immense spikes in both digital sales and Spotify streams.

The Brisbane sensation’s debut single “Geronimo” vaulted over 30 spots on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart, with sales doubling on SoundScan.  Their Geronimo EP made an equally significant jump on the Top Alternative Albums chart. “Geronimo” already has become the highest-selling Australian single for 2014, and its success is just starting to translate in the United States in a big way.

In the last week, “Geronimo” was streamed 3.5 million times on Spotify in the U.S. – where it is now one of the Top 50 Most Played Songs, with over 20 million plays worldwide.  In addition, “Geronimo” has claimed spots on three of the streaming service’s most prominent lists—Top Tracks in the United States, Top 100 Alternative Tracks on Spotify, and Top 100 Pop Tracks on Spotify.

Watch the video for “Geronimo” below.

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“Geronimo”

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Press is starting to embrace the band wholeheartedly as well. Billboard named them amongstTomorrow’s Hits, writing “the six-piece band is off to a fast start in the United States”, while Nylon Guys stated, “Perhaps all that Aussie sunshine is behind SHEPPARD’s perpetually cheerful combination of indie-pop melodies, dizzying synths, and bright energetic vocals.”
Down under, SHEPPARD also received 7 Aria Award Nominations including top honors for “Album of the Year”, “Best Pop Release”, and “Song of the Year”, for “Geronimo”.

SHEPPARD is quickly becoming one of the year’s biggest new success stories.

Around the world, “Geronimo” is already a hit where it is Top 20 in over 5 countries and is a Top 10 European Airplay Track.

The band’s international success follows the mammoth reception SHEPPARD have received at home in Australia under the guidance of Michael Chugg, who has now confirmed global partnerships with Scooter Braun, Steve Strange and Martin Tibbetts in the UK and US.  “Geronimo” has recently achieved four times platinum certification in Australia, while the band’s debut album Bombs Away has attained gold status while maintaining an ongoing position in the ARIA charts since release.

Geronimo EP Tracklisting:

  1. Geronimo
  2. Flying Away
  3. Smile
  4. Something’s Missing