Kylie Auldist Launches 'Still Life' W/ Karate Boogaloo, DJ Mike Gurrieri
8:00pm, Fri 23rd November, 2012
Evelyn Hotel - Melbourne, VIC
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Melbourne-based Kylie Auldist is no stranger to the art of music-making. Recording her first song at age six, Kylie’s undeniable vocal talent has seen the sultry chanteuse sharing stages with the likes of Renee Geyerand Jimmy Barnes, to name a few. Kylie's third release promises to be the album that will see her arrival as a truly global artist. Titled 'Still Life', the album was co-written with the only man for the job - Lance Ferguson. The album explores themes such as love and loss with an intelligence and depth that only real life experience can master.
Compared to the likes of Sharon Jones and touted as gutsier than Diana Ross, this half-Samoan songstress is most commonly known for her involvement with kings of funk, The Bamboos. It was a tour of the UK with the outfit in 2007 which saw Kylie Auldist snapped up as a solo artist in her own right by iconic and respected Brighton-based record label, Tru Thoughts.
Her 2008 debut album, 'Just Say' saw a heady mix of Kylie's distinctive, soulful locals and the lawless, funk-fuelled production of The Bamboos' main-man and label mate, Lance Ferguson. This first offering created an immediate buzz and was dubbed "the sound of the summer" by critics worldwide. In the UK, Mark Lamarr (BBC Radio 2) declared it "one of the best albums of the year".
Her sophomore album, 'Made Of Stone' (2009) saw Kylie once again enlisting the production skills of Lance Ferguson and the backing of The Bamboos to create a sizzling collection of original, grown-up pop with warm, retro-inspired funk and mod-soul flavours complementing the razor sharp musicianship, crystal clear production and Kylie's incisive lyrical voice.
The album explores themes such as love and loss with an intelligence and depth that only real life experience can master. Her continued involvement with The Bamboos saw Kylie sharing vocal time with the likes of Aloe Blacc, Megan Washington, Tim Rogers and Daniel Merriweather on the outfit's most successful release to date, 'Medicine Man'.
'Still Life' is set for release 15 October and delivers a healthy dose of disco and reggae on an LP brimful of bright, accessible funk and sultry soul. Don't miss Kylie Auldist as she is joined by long time collaborators and friends as she launches 'Still Life' in Sydney and Melbourne this November.