On March 16th, Kate Miller-Heidke will release her US debut LP Curiouser.
â€œWe had no songs,” she said. “What we had was a huge burst of inspiration. We went into this album with a vision. We mapped out how we wanted it to sound; the aesthetic, the spirit of it. Experimental, hooky, unashamedly pop . . . we wanted to exploit everything that’s unique about my music.â€
â€œWeâ€ includes Kateâ€™s partner in life and music, husband/guitarist/collaborator Keir Nuttall.
Recording with Los Angeles producer Mickey Petralia (Beck, Peaches, eels, Dandy Warhols), who had the right mix of humor, enthusiasm and weird old electronic stuff to offer the new tunes, Miller-Heidke, Nuttall, bassist Ben McCarthy and drummer Steve Pope spent two months crafting Curiouser. With his strict 4pm to 4am shifts (with no days off), Petralia’s studio wizardry turned out to be the perfect galvanising force for Miller-Heidkeâ€™s and and Nuttallâ€™s carefully detailed home demos.
â€œTo me,â€ she said, â€œit sounds like a modern album, a forward-looking album.â€ To everyone else, however, it sounds like one of the best Australian records in recent memory â€“ a set embraced by an enthusiastic audience and one lauded with critical acclaim.
â€œMickey thought Curiouser was a noun, something that made you more curious – that’s what made up my mind about the title. Wouldnâ€™t it be great if people listened to this album and it made them curiouser?â€
Check out Kate Miller-Heidke during SXSW Wednesday March 17 at 3:30pm at our Manic Fest Destiny Party (RSVP HERE)
Download the single “Politics In Space” here or stream it below:
March 15*Joe’s Pub*7PM
SXSW – Austin, TX
March 17*Dakota Lounge*Manic Fest Destiny Party (afternoon)
March 18*Antoneâ€™s*SIN Sony Music International party
March 18*Hotel CafÃ© at The Parish*official SXSW showcase (evening)
March 19*Troubadour Saloon*All Together Now Showcase
March 20*Maggie Maeâ€™s*Aussie BBQ/official SXSW showcase
April – opening for Ben Folds & playing Coachella!
April 6*Boston, MA*House of Blues
April 7*Bridgeport, CT*The Klein
April 9*Montclair, NJ*Wellmont Theatre
April 10*Hershey, PA*Hershey Theatre
April 12*New York, NY*Town Hall
April 13*New York, NY*Town Hall
April 16*Indio, CA*Coachella
April 18*Dayton OH*University of Dayton
April 19*Chicago, IL*Vic Theatre
April 20*Chicago, IL*Vic Theatre
April 21*Chicago, IL*Vic Theatre