So with 2008 all finished I'm feeling well on the way with much progress being made and this album is finally starting to find it's feet!
I went into Sing Sing studio's last month to record the first 4 songs of the album with producer and engineer Francois Tetaz (Gotye, Architecture in Helsinki, Lior, Wolf Creek), it was an awesome week. I've had various rad musicians involved so far, including a live brass and strings section, and other friends of mine. Feels so great to be working with people I respect so much and putting together a really unique sounding collection of sounds and instruments. Sing Sing Studios was such an inspiring place to record, with the likes of Nick Cave, Kylie, Mars Volta, Silverchair and Kanye etc having left their mark there, woh. I've put some photo's up in an album for you have a little preview into the whole process. Preview as.
An update for you. The last 3 or so months has been filled with pre production of sorts, but I head into Sing Sing studios here in Melbourne on Dec 9th to record the first 4 songs for the record. They are sounding great and I'm feeling excited about having them finished. I have got together some rad people to play on the songs, there'll be live strings, brass etc, quite the party, yes.
I'm back in NZ for Christmas/NY's then back into another bunch of songs in January when I return. Onward...
I've been off the gigging front for a while but going to crank back into it next year. Anyway, I'll keep updating the page with various demos and hopefully even some stuff that'll appear on the album soon. Exciting.
NEWS TIME. All is moving forward, started the proper demoing process for my album, sounding very exciting. Might start posting some previews of demo work I've been working on with my producer (responsible for records by Architecture in Helsinki, Gotye, Lior, Wolf Creek soundtrack etc) which are coming along nicely. Been off the gigging circuit for a little bit but there are plenty of vids up on YouTube and here on the space for you to check out... The live performance is a little different now to what it was in NZ, check it out.
I got asked that yesterday after I told this guy my name. People can't grasp it for some reason. They either presume I'm named after Canberra, the Australian capital, or that the first names Kim, last names, Bra. Brilliant. Maybe it's time to lose the bra. Causes so much confusion.
So, things have been well, and how have they been with you??!
I got mistaken for one of the infamous Veronicas on the tram the other night. The intoxicated man sat with his embarrassed son and continued to ask loudly where my sister was. Then in defense of his rash calls he proclaimed 'Well, if it wasn't for Sheila's like that I wouldn't have this young lad would I!'
Melbourne is going fab, very rad city - I’m settled in now, got a bit of a studio set up where i am and been recording/writing heaps and looking out for musicians to jam with and get creative juices flowing... hit me up if you’re a musician in Melbourne!! I’m doing some work next week with a bass player from India Aries band who is over here which will be great.
Also, I’ve posted a couple of new songs for y’all - one is a rough demo of a song I’m working on, thought i’d share it with you! Has no lyrics yet as you;ll notice however..
I’ve also posted an acoustic and elaborated version of ’Someones Been Sleeping Downstairs’ which I did with the super Dan and Julio from New York band, As Tall As Lions - the song is taken from a live jam we had at a studio in Melbourne, check it out, sounding pretty different with the piano, bass and their sexy BV’s, haha. Excluuuusive as. hahaha.