here’s a little sneak peek
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EP out April 2013. Bit-Phalanx.
I have just sent off my first track to be mastered today, whilst i’m adding the finishing touches to one of the other tracks.
The new EP is more exciting, current, and fresh (for me) than my last one ever was. Kayla Painter (2012), seemed like an experiment to me, to see if I could finish some songs, run a launch night, and get my stuff on Spotify. This project feels very different, it feels like I am releasing something because I have a group of songs that really want to be heard and remixed and enjoyed! Since my last release I have been gradually building a home studio, and I’m now the lucky owner of some grand equipment.
My new home studio set up consists of
KRK Rokit 6 active monitors
NI Komplete Audio 6 (soundcard)
Logic Pro 9
Ableton Live 8
NI Komplete 7 (instruments & effects)
It has certainly been an interesting 8 month project, and I’m really excited to push it forward to your ears. I’d say theres plenty of influence from my favourite musicians, but even more so, Burial, Nicolas Jaar, Steve Reich and Will Wiesenfeld.
A Very New Everything (2013) – Kayla Painter – release date tbc.
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!
On Sunday I played at Simple Things Festival.
I opened the Thekla stage – upstairs. I was anticipating playing to a slightly thin crowd at 3 pm, but by my second song the room was bustling with people and a really nice atmosphere.
I played a brand new set for this gig as I thought it was a good occasion to air a new tune. which is unnamed at the moment, but sounded great live and is going to progress on to be my next single. I played this new set warily - but appeared to go down really well, so much so I’ll probably keep some of the changes for my next gig – at No.51, Stokes Croft – June 4th.
It was such a good afternoon which turned into an even more brilliant night with acts such as Cloud Boat, Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, Squarepusher and so on.
Three Trapped Tigers
Face + Heel.
Great event , looking forward to the next one already! Thanks Simple Things.
Live at Thekla 19/04/2012 and The Croft 23/03/2012
Yesterday was fantastic. My record came out for sale in the morning digitally and by the evening I had stood up on stage and performed a brand new one off set for the show. This included a drum and bass remix of one of my favourite songs at the moment ‘Video Games’ by Lana Del Rey.
I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that came down to the night. Especially those who travelled from all over England, your efforts have not gone unnoticed. Big up the Bristol Massive you are my solid support network and have seen an endless number of shows, you lot spur me on to do more shows, write more tunes, and release another EP. Yes thats right one day after all this madness has finished im already onto the next one.
To everyone that thought I would be on stage at 11pm, Im really sorry but the Croft had double booked the room, meaning I was on until just before 10pm. I am sorry to dissappoint those who made the effort to come down to see me and missed the show.
I have a few number of hard copies of the EP left, they are on sale for £5 including postage. You can purchase one of these by sending me a message at miss(dot)kayla(dot)painter(@)gmail(dot)com (- payment through Paypal)
You can also find me on Spotify, Itunes and Amazon.
With so many thanks to..
James Southall for the wonderful visuals:
Joe McCarthy – for last minute sourcing of a projector.
Gareth – in house sound at The Croft, technical and moral support you were a pleasure to work with.
And of course everyone that came down or has shown their support in some way to make this all possible.
Now, im off to Europe.
The Salon is a crazy exciting musical food for thought night. Held by uni students from the University of Wales, Newport. More particularly it is held by students who study the unique Creative Sound and Music degree course. Even more particularly It was hosted this time by Gary Martin Rolinson, one of the students who also appeared in band The Coroner’s Court.
The night kicked off in true CSM (Creative Sound and Music) style with a band called Trichome. The frontperson explained to us the instruments were going to act as different animals in an evolution based game. He said we were in control of who plays their instrument louder, faster, quieter, not at all etc. We were in control of this by, at any point raising our hands in a signal fashion. There were agreed signals for different instruments and the variables appeared on flash cards, so we could effectively ‘vote’ for someone to be louder when the card louder appeared. This was a mesmorizing performance, with the added audience participation it was all the more enjoyable and an interesting quirky way to present it too. Being able to see and hear the differences that the audience made was a lot of fun visually. One of the aspects I enjoyed was that there was not room for musicians ego in this performance, it was purely down to what sounds the audience wanted to hear, making it a fruitful and erratic piece.
The night continued with some true compositional talent from Common Knowledge, they gave us some lovely tunes with some masterful keyboard playing, a really fantastic drummer, the kind that makes you tap your foot and nod your head to opposing rhythms when you didn’t realise you could do that.
The Coroner’s Court
Following this were The Coroners Court, they gave us a real kick with some improvised prog (and I think they are coining the term ‘improg’) which was typically not something I would anticipate enjoying, but I can confidentially say it was a thoroughly fantastic performance. With the bassist Reece Mclaughlin entering the audience to rock out and the saxophonist dominating some screaming notes it was an experience that has left me intrigued to see more.
Image Kai Lena
I finished the night with a more experimental set than I usually do, enduring some long built up repetitive loops that end up turning to some sort of overpowering audio mush, (and some sneaky Whitney Houston vocals). I knew my audience were ready for it, so I took the opportunity to play with some less conventional sounds and really enjoyed playing to such a responsive and vocal bunch. Cheers to Newport, The Salon, and all the Creative Sound and Music students. Hope to be there again soon.