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Kate Miller-Heidke
Discover the wonderfully theatrical Kate Miller-Heidke.
Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke

Listen to Little Eve, Kate Miller-Heidke's playful and slightly loopy folk/pop album, that establishes her as one of Australia's most exciting musical talents.
Kate Miller-Heidke
I am fascinated by documentaries about cavemen. I like bright colours. I love the freedom that I have in my life and my music.

Kate Miller-Heidke introducing Kate Miller-Heidke

10:32 AEST Mon Jun 18 2007
Who better to introduce you to this exciting newcomer than Kate herself! Hear from the lovely lady, talking about how she can't stand strong smells, likes bright colours and is fascinated by documentaries about cavemen ...

I'm Kate Miller-Heidke (pronounced Hide-Key). The earliest memory of music I have is sitting in the tunnels in the park every weekend, for hours, listening to my voice bounce around the concrete.

The first record I ever owned was a tape I got for my eighth birthday. It was 'Tears On My Pillow' by Kylie Minogue. I learned every word. At age 15 I bought 'Blue' by Joni Mitchell, and it changed my life.

My first band, when I was 17, had three flautists in it — we broke up for obvious reasons. I then had a brief stint playing keyboards in the Pete Murray band (before he was famous). After that I had another band called Elsewhere which broke up and in 2003 I decided to go solo.

I lived in France for a year after school and at one time spoke great French. I'm very attached to my current band members. I met Keir, my guitarist and creative collaborator, in 2002 when we were pitted against each other in a battle of the bands, judged using a clap-o-meter.

I love songwriting. I love Fleetwood Mac and Queen. One of my favourite places is the Woodford Folk Festival. I can't stand strong smells. I wish I had my own home studio. I'm happiest when I'm with Keir. I am fascinated by documentaries about cavemen. I like bright colours. I love the freedom that I have in my life and my music.

Little Eve is my debut full length album. I was going to call it "Fate Thriller-Spiky" but reconsidered. I've sold lots of both of my independent EPs, mostly straight after gigs. The band and I have played dusty festivals, noisy pubs, gorgeous little theatres and ugly little theatres all over Australia.

Here's my favourite review I've ever received: 'She began to sing and I realised Alice had drunk a little too much of the wrong potion and flown completely off her rocker … she drives from a full soprano level to a wry and sneering punk position … A promising breath of fresh air to anyone willing to loosen a few screws for the experience'. (Drum Media)

I find it hard to describe my music with words. You'll just have to listen. The freedom to record an album the way I hear my music in my head has been an incredible experience. I took advantage of the fact that a studio recording can do things that can't be done live. I completely love the outcome. It shits all over my EPs.

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Courtney Love admits to using heroin while pregnant with Kurt Cobain's daughter MusicFIX Blog by Jeremy Helligar Jan 29 2015 8:59AM

Being the daughter of Courtney Love and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain must come with its share of hurdles, but Frances Bean Cobain's challenges began even before she was born.

In the new documentary KURT COBAIN: Montage of Heck, which premiered last weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, Courtney, 50, reveals that she used heroin while pregnant with Frances, now 22.

"I used it once, then stopped," Courtney says. "I knew she would be fine."

Though her apparent lack of remorse is surprising, her candor isn't. Courtney's always been blunt and outspoken, and she more or less commissioned the project about her late husband, who committed suicide in 1994 at 27.

"In 2007 [I] got a call from Courtney who wanted a film that went beyond the music," said the doc's director Brett Morgen. "The journey started there. But I made this for Frances. She gave me the keys to go and make the film."

Indeed, Frances was executive producer and provided footage of her early months being raised by her parents.

Both Kurt and Courtney infamously battled heroin addiction during their marriage. Despite his demons, Kurt expressed his desire to be a good dad to Frances.

"My father and I are very different people," he said in archive footage. "I am capable of a lot more affection than he is. I don’t want her to be screwed up."


The Cobains in 1993. Image: Getty.

She seems to have turned out pretty well, though she's been estranged from her mother as an adult. The two reunited at the premiere for the first time in five years.

"So sad yet so uplifting, beautiful and gorgeous," Courtney tweeted of the doc afterwards. "Your daddy would be so proud of you baby. Thank you."

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WATCH: Newly single Irina Shayk strips off and cosies up to Marc Anthony in new music video MusicFIX Blog by Carmarlena Murdaca Jan 27 2015 6:47AM

One week after splitting from ex-boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk's already found herself embroiled in a new love triangle.

For a music video, that is.

Caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse for Marc Anthony's new track 'Yo Tambien', 29-year-old Irina emerges from a pool like a total goddess as two men fight for her undivided attention.

Erm, do you blame them? Watch the newly-single star smoulder in the snippet above.


Cristiano who?

The Victoria's Secret model and her footballer ex split over the Christmas period, with the striker then linked to Spanish TV presenter Lucia Villalon.

Last week, it was claimed that Ronaldo dumped Irina, because she refused to attend a 60th birthday party he was organising for his mother Dolores...which sounded a little extreme to us.


The other woman? Cristiano says no, but sources say yes.

However, #CampShayk quickly squashed those rumours, saying that Irina had always "been to close to Cristiano's family throughout their relationship".

"Any negative rumours about Irina's and Ronaldo's family are completely false and have not been a factor in the cause of the split," they added. "Irina has no comments at the moment."

Probably because she's too busy being chased by men all over the globe...

See more celebrity breakup revenge snaps in the gallery below…

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