To celebrate the release of Stronger on November 19th, Kate Earl is performing a residency at The Hotel Café in Los Angeles all month and has just announced a run of dates this December with UK-based singer-songwriter Passenger. The Wall Street Journal named Kate an “Act to Watch” at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in NYC, and praised her “warm, sometimes-smoky voice and acute pop sensibility.”
It’s also no surprise that Alaska born singer-songwriter Kate Earl was recently named Glamour.com’s “New Indie Obsession.” With her rootsy brand of all-American 70’s pop-rock, Stronger echoes the timeless era of west coast singers like Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell and features collaborators Brett Dennen and former Dawes member Blake Mills.
Kate’s new collection showcases the careful development of a singular voice, re-emerging as a deeply thoughtful songwriter coming into her own. “Maybe I’m a late bloomer,” Kate admits with an infectious chuckle, “but I think I’ve reached such a place of honesty with this album. It’s me coming out and telling my stories. This is where I came from.”
Kate Earl November Residency at The Hotel Cafe in LA
Nov 08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Café
Nov 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Café
Nov 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Café
Kate Earl Tour Dates with Passenger
Dec 06 – Boston, MA @ Café 939 at Berklee
Dec 08 – New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House
Dec 09 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
Dec 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Dec 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
LISTEN TO “HOLDIN ON”
Twenty year-old Australian producer Flume just returned to Sydney after playing his first US shows last month at CMJ to an overwhelmingly positive response. Before diving into all that’s happening now for this young beatmaker, let’s go back to Flume at age 13, when he got his first taste of production by finding a music production program in a cereal box. This discovery began his obsessions with all things synthetic, and started his addiction for plug-ins, sample packs and vintage analogue hardware. Taking a no-holds-barred attitude to music creation, Flume learned to find inspiration in a wide variety of sources and scenes, distilling his sound into a melodic bass heavy style that is uniquely his own.
Now, 7 years later and a mere 20 years of age, Flume’s soulful blend of lush beats, chopped vocals, saw synths, and intricate percussion is garnering mass amounts of attention at home and in the UK, and that excitement is quickly spreading to North America. The New York Times recognized Flume as one of “Six Hopefuls Worth Watching at the CMJ Music Marathon” and last month, he premiered the “Sleepless feat. Jezzabell Doran” video on The FADER and “Holdin On” stream via RollingStone.com. In Australia, Flume is receiving huge support from radio, and has landed a #1 single on iTunes. He’s sold out two national Australian tours, toured with The xx, played to huge crowds at several prestigious Australian festivals, and even performed at the Sydney Opera House.
Flume’s self-titled debut, Flume, will be out digitally on November 9th via Future Classic with an official physical release slated for early next year.
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It’s no surprise that Alaska born singer-songwriter Kate Earl was recently named Glamour.com’s New Indie Obsession, the singer has re-emerged with the release of her new album Stronger on November 20th via Downtown Records.
Her new video for the single “One Woman Army” is a candid look into the forthcoming album and showcases the development of a singular voice. Directed by filmmaker Matthu Placek, the video uses the element of light to illuminate a thoughtful songwriter coming into her own. Download the track for free at http://onewomanarmy.me/.
“One Woman Army” is the first single from Kate’s new album Stronger, out November 20th via Downtown Records. With the help of notable collaborators Brett Dennen and former Dawes member Blake Mills, Stronger is Kate’s unforgettable story of life, love, hardship and hope. “I’ve reached such a place of honesty with this album. It’s me coming out and telling my stories. This is where I came from,” says Kate.
As part of this year’s CMJ Music Marathon, Kate Earl will be performing in NYC at the Last.fm CMJ showcase at The Living Room, October 18th, 7pm.