Monday, May 28, 2012
Dark Nightflight Of Kate Miller-Heidke
On June 19, singer-songwriter KATE MILLER-HEIDKE, a London based, Australian multi-platinum selling artist, returns with NIGHTFLIGHT, her third solo album and the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2008 release Curiouser.
Over the course of 11 songs, Nightflight Miller-Heidke (pronounced hide-key) ruminates on homesickness, mortality, love and surrender, in an album that is both sonically lush and emotionally stark, deeply personal and yet utterly panoramic.
A supplementary companion is also available creating a deluxe 18-track version of the new album. Bonus material includes four live cuts and three extra songs.
"Everything I've ever done has been a reaction against the previous thing," Kate says. "Nightflight is definitely a more vulnerable and exposed record than anything I've done before. If Curiouser was a playful, dysfunctional adolescent, Nightflight is more like a damaged, melancholy person in her late 20s.
With Nightflight, we wanted something darker and more organic, more beautiful and more expansive."
Tying into this theme, KMH recently releasesd a lyric video for "The Devil Wears A Suit" which features scenes from "Night Of The Living Dead," the 1968 horror classic directed by George A. Romero and starring Judith O'Dea, Russell Streiner, Bill Hinzman and Duane Jones.
Written between the frenetic jolt of London and the sleepy backwaters of Toowoomba, Nightflight showcases songs about real people's lives.
Recorded over two months in Melbourne, the album was produced by Keir Nuttall with Lindsay Gravina (Rowland S. Howard, Mick Harvey, The Living End, Magic Dirt) in his Birdland studio in Prahran, Melbourne.
Nightflight also features James O'Brien from The Boat People on bass, Gemma Turvey and J.P. Shilo on piano, John Castle (Washington), Steve Pope (Angus & Julia) and Dan Parsons on drums, with Luke Moller (Shane Nicholson) on violin/viola.
Nightflight was then transported to Suffolk in rural England, where it was mixed by Cenzo Townshend (Florence And The Machine, Kaiser Chiefs).
The last three years have taken the Australian artist across the world - from Australia to Asia, the US and UK, audiences have been mesmerised and transformed by her extraordinary talent.
Performing at the Coachella and Lilith festivals and joining Ben Folds on over 100 shows in the US, UK & Europe, Ms. Miller-Heidke also delighted to rave reviews as the British dancing girl in the English National Opera's The Death Of Klinghoffer at the Coliseum in London.
She's now gearing up to take a global flight thru the night for the duration of 2012. Be sure to catch her wondrous Nightflight in a city near you!
1. Ride This Feeling
4. The Tiger Inside Will Eat The Child
5. Let Me Fade
6. I'll Change Your Mind
8. In The Dark
9. Beautiful Darling
10. The Devil Wears A Suit
11. Fire And Iron
Disc Two (Bonus Disc):
1. Mother And Sun
2. Your Friends Will Tell You Who You Are
3. Hey Little Girl (Live)
4. In The Dark (Live)
5. The Devil Wears A Suit (Live)
6. Fire And Iron (Live)
Jun 05 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe
Jun 07 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's
Jun 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe
Jun 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe
Jun 25 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Jun 27 - Toronto, CAN @ Drake Hotel
Jul 03 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
Jul 07 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
Jul 10 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
Jul 12 - Cambridge, MA @ T.T. the Bear's Place
Jul 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Jul 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Barnes & Noble Walnut St (Noon)
Jul 17 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
Aug 10 - Adelaide, AUS @ Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
Aug 11 - Perth, AUS @ The Astor Theatre
Aug 14 - Melbourne, AUS @ Corner Hotel
Aug 15 - Melbourne, AUS @ Corner Hotel
Aug 23 - Sydney, AUS @ Metro Theatre
Aug 25 - Brisbane AUS @ HiFi Bar
Sep 16 - Cary, NC @ Koda Booth Amphitheater (w/ Ben Folds Five)
Sep 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle (w/ Ben Folds Five)
Sep 19 - N. Charleston, SC @ Perf. Arts Center (w/ Ben Folds Five)
Sep 23 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom (w/ Ben Folds Five)
Sep 24 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amph. (w/ Ben Folds Five)
Sep 28 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre (w/ Ben Folds Five)