Jazz-Inflected Pop From New
Zealand Female Vocalist! Featuring "Settle Down", "Cameo Lover" & "Two Way Street"!
Heard of her?
Maybe you know her from her hit singles Cameo Lover, Good Intent and Two Way Street, or you’re one of the many voters that helped put all three in the ranks of Triple J’s Hottest 100 - the world’s biggest music poll. Maybe you’re one of the 12,000,000+ total views of her stylish videos on YouTube. Or the fact that she won the ARIA for 2011 Best Female Artist. Perhaps you better recognise her from her duet with Gotyé on the world-conquering Somebody That I Used To Know, a chart-topping hit in 11 countries world-wide, and No. 1 for 8 weeks on the Australian singles chart. The name may ring a bell from any one of her electric live shows, including performances at Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out, Meredith, Parklife and a sold-out national headline tour, with forthcoming shows including Groovin’ The Moo.
The point is: if you don’t know Kimbra by now, then you’re in an ever-diminishing minority.
Originating from Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra has been performing her jazz-inflected pop since she was 14 years of age. Her Australian debut, Vows, has spawned three hit singles, is certified platinum, earned her a "one to watch" rave from Rolling Stone Australia and won Kimbra the ARIA (Australian Grammy) for Best Female Artist.
A smoky romance one scene, a film noir the next - Vows is a genre-defying, an eclectic journey of joyful triumph and a darker introspection. A dazzling, colourful soundtrack to travel its conceptual groove through a mix of styles. Migrating confidently from triumphant neo-pop built on stacked harmonies and joyful hooks, to moodier, reflective moments that showcase her sophisticated vocals. Upon release, Vows swiftly achieved critical and commercial success. Debuting at No. 3 in Kimbra’s native New Zealand (Gold Status), and at No. 5 in the Australian album charts and soon attained Platinum status within three weeks of release. Subsequently, Vows has been shortlisted for the AMP Awards.
Kimbra is featured on Gotye's smash hit "Somebody That I Used To Know",
from his Making Mirrors LP (UNILP79303), which has peaked at #1 on Triple A and
Alternative radio in the U.S.
• 150g Vinyl LP
1. Settle Down
2. Something In the Way You Are
3. Cameo Lover
4. Two Way Street
5. Old Flame
6. Good Intent
1. Come Into My Head
2. Sally I Can See You
5. The Build Up