KAKI KING (USA) Launches her new album GLOW and tours AUSTRALIA
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki King is a true iconoclast, a visionary musician/artist whose singular work rightly stands out amongst the easily formatted. Over her decade-long career thus far, the Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer has recorded five extraordinarily diverse and distinctive LPs, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks (spanning Golden Globe-nominated work with Eddie Vedder and Michael Brook on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild to teaming with Carter Burwell on his blockbuster Twilight score), and played to ever-growing audiences on innumerable world tours.
Each twist and veer marked the turning of a page, another step forward on a truly exceptional musical path. Beginning with 2002’s Everybody Loves You, King has expanded and reconceived the role of the solo instrumental artist, constantly kicking at the boundaries of what’s expected.
Glow, her groundbreaking new release, is both indescribable and definitive, an evocative, exuberant collection of genre agnostic soundscapes, rich with wit, theme, and inspired invention. From the chamberesque “Great Round Burn” through the propulsive, Celtic-colored “King Pizel,” the album embraces a doggedly naturalist production ethos to showcase King’s protean songwriting and mesmeric fret-board genius.
GLOW is out now through Top Shelf/MGM.
Sat 11th Brisbane Powerhouse $30 + $5.95bf www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
Sun 12th Mullumbimby Civic Hall Various Prices – as per web www.mullummusic.com
Thurs 16th Old Town Hall Ruins, Darwin Various Prices – as per web www.nook.oztix.com.au
Sat 18th The Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Various Prices – as per web www.tanksartscentre.com
Sun 19th The Basement, Sydney $30/$35 – 100 via TS www.thebasement.com.au
Wed 22nd The Clarendon, Blue Mountains, NSW $35+bf www.clarendonguesthouse.com.au
Thurs 23rd Heritage Hotel, Bulli NSW $30/$35 www.heritagehotel.com.au
Fri 24th Lizottes Dee Why (Sydney) $35+bf www.sydney.lizottes.com.au
Sat 25th Lizottes Kincumber, Central coast (NSW) $35+bf www.lizottes.com.au
Sun 26th Lizottes Newcastle (NSW) $35+bf www.newcastle.lizottes.com.au
Thurs 30th Corner Hotel, Melbourne $35/$40 www.cornerhotel.com
Fri 31st The Gov, Adelaide SA $35/$40 www.thegov.com.au
Sat 1st June The Bakery, WA $35/$40 www.nowbaking.com.au
Sun 2nd June The Vanguard, Sydney $30/$35 www.thevanguard.com.au