Contact Information:

General Inquiries + US Booking:
sholimusic (at) gmail (dot) com

US Publicity:
Miranda Lange miranda (at) pmapronline (dot) com (or

Europe / UK Publicity:

Europe / UK Booking:
Rainer Hugsam rainer (at) konzertbuero (dot) com

Record Label:


"With one album, Sholi have done what a lot of bands take a whole discography to do" - POPMATTERS

"gives a sense of place and timelessness that's been sucked out of most modern records ... every tune teems with ideas and moments of brilliance" - EXCLAIM

"in between the mania and ethereality, the music's greatest accomplishment is its only constant: simple, striking scalar melodies that whether buried under fuzz bass or acoustic arpeggios, make each track breathtaking" - SPIN

"Attention-getting musicianship, with a drummer that knows when to hold back and when to unleash a busy, all-encompassing percussive racket, a strong and versatile singer in guitarist Payam Bavafa, and overall, the taste to discern what to do and when...indie rock truisms, a la the Walkmen, and a traditional side to handle the ethnic material like Morricone might have, with a lot of instrumental flash and a noble, heads-up presence." -DUSTED


Payam Bavafa - vocals, guitar
Jonathon Bafus - drums
Eric Ruud - bass, vocals
Greg Hagel - keyboards, percussion

photo by Max Whitaker / The FADER