The story of Irish-Zimbabwean artist shiv is an unusual one. A year after graduating from studying psychology in 2017 shiv – terrified of speaking in public – decided to write and sing the song ‘Unfolding’ at her sister’s wedding. The video was posted on YouTube and caught the attention of a music management. shiv decided to abandon her studies to pursue music. After self-releasing ‘Here’ in 2019 shiv shared her first hit ‘Golden’ later the same year. With her soulful blend of R&B, warm hazy instrumentals and lo-fi hip hop, shiv is now considered one of the most exciting new artists in Ireland, gaining support from radio stations such as BBC and 2FM. A status she cemented with her latest EP, the vulnerable ‘The Love Interlude’ (2021). This summer shiv is bringing her luscious R&B to Stay Out West!


Shiv is presented in collaboration with Keychange.