Listen: Shamir shares new single, ‘Call It Off’

Shamir shares new single, ‘Call It Off’

Watch a muppet-ified new video for the track, taken from ‘Ratchet’.

Las Vegas newcomer Shamir has unveiled a percussive blast of a new single with ‘Call It Off’. 

A distorted, bass-centric funk twist, the track appears on Shamir Bailey’s forthcoming debut album ‘Ratchet’, out 18th May via XL Recordings. It links up with lead single ‘On The Regular’, which put Shamir on the map back in 2014. 

Update: Shamir’s shared a fantastic, muppet-filled new video for the track. Beginning in the local desert, Bailey’s soon transported into a retail job that’s enlivened by his muppet friends. 

Catch up with DIY’s Shamir interview here

Check out the new track below ‘Ratchet’’s tracklist and forthcoming UK dates.

12 Glasgow, Stereo
13 Nottingham, Bodega
14-16 Brighton, Great Escape Festival
19 Manchester, The Deaf Institute
20 London, XOYO

1. Vegas
2. Make a Scene
3. On the Regular
4. Call it Off
5. Hot Mess
6. Demon
7. In For The Kill
8. Youth
9. Darker
10. Head in the Clouds

Shamir plays The Great Escape (14th-16th May), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information.

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