I had a rather lovely review from Igloo Mag the other day.
“…her sounds single her out as a new hybrid genus. Discreet and memorable new thinking scrupulously executed.”
Read the full review here: Igloo Mag Kayla Painter
I suppose most musicians and music lovers know the importance of our independent venues. Between 28th Jan – 2nd Feb is a week dedicated to independent venues, where we will see some of the most import and historic venues around the country come together for a 6 day long series of gigs.
I’m really happy to be involved in such an exciting string of gigs. Im playing in the Louisiana, Bristol, and am so delighted to see Southampton (my home town) on the map with their wonderful venue, The Joiners. – Celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.
The Louisiana holds many memories of many gigs for me. It always houses a varied program of live acts, and is a real treat to go and see people play there.
Once I got involved with producing my own electronic music a few years ago, a very nice promoter put me on Fear of Fiction nights. He kept on booking me, kept supporting me, and I kept bringing friends (and im eternally grateful for their support too), until he booked me for Simple Things Festival when things started to change. Before Simple Things I was playing in the Louisiana on nights that were largely indie/rock, which i found nerve wracking, being an experimental-ambient-bass-music-type-producer. The Louisiana accommodated me, and the audiences supported me despite this, and were still interested even though i had (what looked then like) a strange set up, just a laptop and a nano kontrol pad!- balanced on two bar stools. The Louisiana, their punters and staff have been very important to me when I was starting out as a musician trying to get into live music scene in Bristol.
Once I was booked for Simple Things Festival in 2011, I had a string of festival dates and things started to snowball, and since then I have had the chance to play at some fantastic events and an array of venues across Bristol, South Wales, Southampton & London.
The Louisiana played a huge part in me developing my live set to what it has got to today, enabling me to try something out that I wasnt sure was going to work, or whether people would like it, or what direction it would take.
So, hats off to independent venue week! I hope to see some of you down at the Louisiana on Thursday 30th January.
Small Engine Repair/ Lionface / Three Kings High / Wyynona Ryder / Kayla Painter / Crisis Project / Locks / Lori Campbell
Event info here.
More info about independent venue week :
“Independent Venue Week is a fantastic idea. Small venues are the lifeblood of British music. There’s a particular kind of excitement when you go to a gig at these venues. They’re visceral and intimate.”
- Phil Selway, Radiohead
“Without small, independent venues, there’d be no small, independent bands, and without them there’d be no big acts either; these places are the lifeblood of any music scene, and any music fan should care about them and support Independent Venue Week”. – Frank Turner
With thanks to The Crisis Project, live footage filmed at their Launch party.
A new Bristol collaboration coming your way.
“The eponymous EP was originally released in 2012 and now gets the re-release treatment from London electronic music label Bit-Phalanx.
“It’s an exciting time for me, to have my EP re-released in anticipation of my newest material coming out in October,” Painter told Bristol Culture…”
The rest of the words here – Bristol Culture write up
I have a new release coming out soon through Bit-Phalanx.
It’s going to be available as a free download, and there will also be a handful of hard copies for the physical peeps out there.
Influence on this record from Burial, Nicolas Jaar, Janek Schaefer, and a little bit of Apparat.
Back in August I played a gig with Drawn Recordings, the night was blast. Since the show I have been chatting with some lovely chaps who run Bit-Phalanx a electronic music netlabel.
Here’s their latest podcast where you can listen to some rather tasty electronica, and they were kind enough to play my new song Ga Ga too.
A while ago back in March, I was invited down to Ujima FM for a radio interview.
Last night was the night booked in, I appeared on the 11 o clock subsession show with presenter Titus 12. It was actually my first radio interview so I was slightly nervous, I already know how difficult it is to talk about the music you make to people, but this was another level! It is very difficult to talk about what you do live on air, making sure you get the right words out and you dont end coming off wrong.. seeing as I felt as though it might go horribly wrong, or I might make some new words up on the spot , I think I stepped up to it and actually sounded pretty caszhe ( slang for ‘casual’ term, see Caszhe for full definition).
I got to bring a selection of tunes that I like and inspire me as well as have a little chat about what I do, and then a live mix..So there’s plenty in there for your ears.
You can listen to it here:
You can also download it there.
Wicked. Thanks to Ujima FM and titus 12 for having me down really enjoyed visiting and my first radio interview!
Live at Thekla 19/04/2012 and The Croft 23/03/2012
Launching my first record was a big challenge and time consuming exercise. During the six months of pulling it all together I have met some invaluable contacts within the industry. I was fortunate enough to have a review written about my shiny new EP by a Gustave Savy. Gus has listened to my EP, seen the live show and written a wonderful review about it on igloomag.com. Here Gus talks about the difficulties you can face with self releasing and describes the EP as “floaty ambience, interesting rhythms, sultry vocals and the odd bit of low end to keep you on your toes..”
Read the full review here.
Thanks to igloomag, Gus and Drawn Recordings.