Category Archives: Interviews and Press

Artistic Director Series with Beth Orton announced.

I will be joining 12 other female musicians from across the UK next week for the Artistic Director Series, this year being led by Beth Orton.  I am thrilled to announce i’ll be joining women in hope to raise the profile of women in music, which Brighter Sound decided to highlight as previous years applications showed a vast under representation of women.

Read more in the press release below.

Beth Orton Residency

Wall of Sounds Artistic Directors Series #4 – Beth Orton – Brighter Sound// // //

In February, singer-songwriter Beth Orton will be collaborating on new material with 13 specially selected up-and-coming female musicians during a week-long residency at Manchester’s Band on the Wall. On 20th February Beth and the residency participants will perform the fruits of the week’s endeavours, live at a special finale event.

Beth Orton is a BRIT Award-winner and two-time Mercury Prize nominee who has collaborated with Bert Jansch, Emmylou Harris, Beck, and Terry Callier among others. Her masterful songwriting and emotionally evocative vocal style – infusing intimate folk reminiscent of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell with lilting and subtly atmospheric pop flourishes – has continuously evolved, yet always retained an intriguing mix of fragility and transcendence which never fails to move and inspire fans around the world. Her most recent album is 2012’s Sugaring Season, which Vogue called “A beautiful timely album, full of melancholy.”

Beth’s wealth of experience in the music industry, the eclectic mix of genres she works in, and her experimental approach to creating music all add to what will be a brilliant week and a truly unique performance.

The Wall of Sounds Artistic Directors Series gives emerging musicians a unique opportunity to experiment, collaborate and perform, encouraging new ways of working, thinking and approaching creativity. This way of connecting and supporting musicians was something that appealed immediately to Beth:

“I am thrilled to be asked to support and take part in this exciting and important project. Getting the chance to mentor — or simply the opportunity to stand as witness to — the diverse, and possibly unheard, talents of artists from all across the UK fills me with curiosity and some apprehension!  If I’m lucky I will get to share some of what has been passed along to me over the years.”

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cancellation of launch night 07.02.14

Sadly my single launch due to be held on Saturday at The Crofters has been cancelled. The show was due to happen in three days time, but is no longer taking place due to a miscommunication between promoter and venue. The events that have unfolded have been completely out of my control, and I have done everything I can in the past 12 hours to attempt to rectify this, unfortunately to no success.

I would like to apologise to all of the people that put a lot of hard work into this event, and thank you all for the support with it.

The new single will still be released on Saturday, but it will no longer have a launch or screening of the new video (which had been specially created in a dual screen format for this event).

I am sorry about the late notice, I hope this message reaches the people that were planning to come to the event.

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A balloon has been spotted above Montpelier.

A Balloon with the KP logo on it has been spotted flying high over Bristol. 

KP Blimp

People have been asking ‘what does it mean?’
and its caused an awful lot of fuss.

the bottom line is.
i’m releasing a single in November.

 

keep your ears out.

 

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An interview with Electronic Music Wales

Hari from Electronic Music Wales was kind enough to invite me to do an interview for their site.
You can read our chat here – EMW

Covering topics – cheating in music, live electronic improvisation, stealing culture and field recordings, what it’s like to release through a label, studying music in the University of Wales, Newport, and other bits and bobs.

 

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Image: Zoltan Nagy

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Igloo Mag Review A.V.N.E.

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

thanks igloos

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Independent Venue Week

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 :
Pitchfork
Facebook
phil selway
“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

Frank Turner
“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

Independent Venue Week

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Promo Vid

Credits:
Jason Baker
Aaron Sandhu

With thanks to The Crisis Project, live footage filmed at their Launch party.

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bristol bristol culture!

 

“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

 

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