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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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Will Smith's 16-year-old son has just dropped his bizarre new music video for 'Blue Ocean', which features rumoured ex Kylie Jenner, loads of cocaine talk and way too many gratuitous ab shots.Should we be reading between the lines here? Check out the video above…

This isn't the first time Jaden's referenced junior Jenner in a tune! Earlier this month, the teen rapper tagged Kylie in his music video for 'Fast'… which you can watch below.

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WATCH: Taylor Swift disses her record label: 'If I brought out an album full of whale noises they'd release it' MusicFIX Blog by Carmarlena Murdaca Oct 22 2014 9:32AM

We truly hope Taylor Swift's not making the shift from break-up songs to sea life tunes.

Talking to The Project last night, 24-year-old Taylor revealed why she has little trust for her label... and it bizarrely has something to do with a bunch of whale noises. Check out the interview above!

Down Under to promote new album 1989, TheFIX have deemed T-Swizzle the interview queen of Oz… especially after the pop star called commentators sexist for judging her love life.

She told 2DayFM's Jules, Merrick and Sophie: "No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They're all writing about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.

"You’re going to have people who are going to see the depth from which you approached a song. The fact that you put your real emotions into it and that's valuable and that's good and that’s real and then you're going to have people who are going to say, 'oh you know, like, she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends,' and I think frankly that's just a very sexist angle to take."

Taylor -1, the rest of the world – 0.

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