KP supporting Plaid at Colston Hall

On Friday I was invited to be part of Lau Land, an amazing weekend of music curated by the trio Lau.  They had programmed a diverse mix of electronic, world, folk and experimental music. I was on in the Lantern supporting Plaid. Jason and I bought our dual screen show to the Lantern. There’s a lovely write up of it from Cone Magazine here.

Here are some pics from the show. It was a great one!

Anyone that picked up merch – I will be bringing Vinyl out in the near future.
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backstage KP

KP soundcheck

 

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Plaid / Luke Abbott / Kayla Painter / Mix tape

Here’s a mix tape I made for the upcoming show with Plaid and Luke Abbott.

Come down and catch the dual screen show!

The gig is 29th May in The Lantern at Colston Hall Bristol.
Tickets are available from the Colston Hall Website.

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new press shots

Here’s one of the pics from the recent shoot I did with Kane Rich Photography.

KP Kane Rich Photography

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Oxford 17.04.2015

Beard Museum presents..

Oxford

Supporting the wonderful Maiians in Oxfords Bullingdon.

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Zam Zam opening party

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Zam Zam put on experimental music nights where there are no sonic limits.
I’m really excited to be a part of this event launching their new warehouse space.
I’ll be doing some improvised experimental stuff, Sunday at 8pm.

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photograms

behind the scenes of a photo shoot for upcoming release..

kp dressing room

kp studio

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Ockrie .. debut release

I’m in a side project called Ockrie, and it’s debut EP has been released.
You can stream on soundcloud and download it for free at bandcamp.

I had a lot of fun writing this EP.  I hope you enjoy listening to it even a fraction of the amount I enjoyed making it, because that would be excellent.

Kayla Painter + Edapollo + LTO – AV takeover @ The Crofters Rights

Crofters poster

 

KAYLA PAINTER / EDAPOLLO / LTO (OLD APPARATUS) – a night of forward- thinking AV performances.
+ DJs flutter by one & Resident DJs
LTO (Old Apparatus) is launching his new EP at The Crofters this month, joining him on stage are Kayla Painter, Edapollo, and Jason Baker who will provide bespoke visuals for each performance of the night.

Kayla Painter
Kayla Painter will be showcasing one of her immersive dual screen shows with visuals from the renowned visual artist Jason Baker.  This night will showcase the new video from Kayla’s latest single release, Ga Ga, as well as a mesmerising journey through outer space.
Kayla was recently selected to represent women in Electronic Music at a week long composition workshop led by Beth Orton in Manchester.  Kayla has also recently spoken on a Panel hosted by The World Is Listening on International Women’s Day at Rise Records, where she joined two other females in discussion ‘Where Are All The Women’.
“utterly intriguing” Adam Walton – BBC Radio Wales
“the ever enigmatic performer” Howling Owl
LTO (Old Apparatus)
A solo electronic producer based in Bristol, LTO first garnered attention and praise in 2011 as part of the Old Apparatus collective with their abstract experimental bass driven music.  LTO is also part of Khing Kang king with cult rapper Mowgli.
This night will see the launch of his second solo EP No Pasa Nada, a heady cloud of greyscale sound design, ghostly timbres and deep sonics.
LTO’s No Pasa Nada EP will be released through Injazero Records on the30th March and a limited run of handmade lino prints which come with a download code for the EP, will be available at the launch.
“An adventurous blend of hues grey and dark.  Staggeringly rich” Fact
“Awash with crackling, fuzzy low-end decayed beats, glowering bass, moody, masculine piano textures, and percussion like a tour round a blacksmiths forget” 8/10 Drowned in Sound.
Edapollo
 
Edapollo will be taking to the stage with dream-like impressionist visuals, the colourful display explores textures and movement, expect to be captured by this new AV performance from Ed and Jason Baker.  Edapollo is currently taking some studio time to work on a  much anticipated release, which we will see later this year.
“stunningly delicate, sonic bliss” – The Tipping Point (Generator)
“peeling away the essences of happy memories and soaking them in a sample-infused stock of organic and electronic sounds” – The 405
Jason Baker
 
AV artist Jason Baker has created some of Bristol’s finest visual displays, having done live sets for The Bug, Black Butter (label), Jape, and created stunning videos for Alpines, The Crisis Project, Kayla Painter and Gorgon City, he is rapidly becoming recognised as an integral part of the music scene in the South West.
The Crofters Rights, Bristol.
£3 / 9 pm
Stage times, 10/11/12 tbc

 

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The World is Listening, IWD panel discussion podcast.

Here’s the page where you can find the chat held on International Women’s Day in Rise Records.. enjoy! (i’ll be cringing)

here’s some info from the site:

Turns out the world IS listening! To a panel this week in Bristol… – The World is Listening//

Last Sunday was International Women’s Day, and events were happening all over the world to celebrate! We celebrated in our own way, launching The World is Listening project in Bristol with a panel discussion titled “Where are all the women?” It was quite a broad subject to begin with, and impossible to devour in just one hour, but our aim with it was to get the conversation rolling and inspire ourselves to do more. We handed out some feedback forms and I’d like to share the results with you. We are going to pay very close attention to these results and are already planning workshops and talks for later in the year based on what YOU want! Perhaps this resonates with you and you want to find out more about how to host a talk in your town? Give us a shout hello@theworldislistening.co.uk
Or perhaps you have more to say on the subject?

 

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International Women’s Day 2015

This year I was invited to speak on a Panel on IWD.

The Panel was presented in Rise Records as part of a launch for ‘The World Is Listening’ a hub of creatives approaching the gender gap in the music industry with caution. The discussion was hosted by Nuala Honan (founder of TWIL), and I was joined by Dr. Emma Hooper and Rita Lynch. We discussed issues around the gender gap in the industry and attempted to work with the question ‘Where Are All The Women?’.

I thoroughly enjoyed my first public speak on the matter, the crowd were interested and insightful, and I hope to continue to be involved in this conversation.  Here are some interesting articles and things I’ve read recently, as well as links to TWIL which you should link up to, and be part of an important conversation for men and women everywhere.

panel discussion 1

panel 2

The World Is Listening

The Fader : Why Aren’t More Women Becoming Music Producers

The Guardian : Why Male Domination in Classical Music Might be coming to an end.

The Guardian: Reading and Leeds Festival: Why are so few Women on the Bill?

Huffington Post: ..it’s about Beats not Gender.

Huffington Post: Breaking the Myth..

Telegraph: Why I had to dress as a man to get ahead, DJ Tatiana Alvarez

BBC: Beth Orton on Women in Music.

 reading and leeds 2015

This poster caused a stir, and then this was released..

reading and leeds ladies

a poster which omitted all the bands with men only, leaving the ladies that were involved in the festival.

Then! someone was brave enough to make an alternative festival with women and it looked like this

female reading and leeds

I recon its better. but what do i know.. i’m a girl.

Phoebe Summers, (alternative poster) on Reading and Leeds.

Telegraph on the poster and lack of women.

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