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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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WATCH: Latex-clad Ariana Grande gets soaked by JLo's ex in 'Love Me Harder' sneak peek MusicFIX Blog by Carmarlena Murdaca Oct 29 2014 9:05AM

Looks like Ariana Grande doesn't mind getting her hair wet.

Taking a dip in the sexy pool, 21-year-old Ariana rolls around in a black leather bustier for her 'Love Me Harder' teaser… all while JLo's ex Casper Smart splashes water over her taut bod.

It's an instant pulse-racer! Check out the music video sneak peek above…

Despite slamming diva rumours while Down Under last month, the pint-sized pop star isn't doing herself any favours with this behind-the-scenes clip.

Especially since we see her get carried around on set because she "lays down in every music video". No Ariana, it's because you're totally precious.


Yep, we can see why Ariana would need to be carried on set. NOT.

Regardless of her diva training wheels, we're pretty excited to see more writhing and rolling from this sultry songstress as soon as her music video drops… and hopefully a whole lot less Casper.

View slideshow: Unrecognisable! Ariana Grande's frumpy to fab style evolution

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Best friend ever? Katy Perry flies 70 pals to Paris for 30th birthday celebration MusicFIX Blog by Adam Bub Oct 28 2014 9:35AM

It's been a huge week of celeb birthday parties, with Kim Kardashian's 34th in Vegas and Kelly Osbourne's Rocky Horror-themed 30th in LA… but Katy Perry's 30th really takes the (birthday) cake.

The pop diva flew 70 pals to Paris with hardly any notice, because, well, YOLO.

Katy had been holidaying in Marrakech, Morocco on a break from her Prismatic world tour when she booked a last-minute private plane for her friends and boyfriend Diplo, New York Post reports.

So why the big rush? Katy wanted to keep her b'day details "low key" after her plans for a trip to Egypt were leaked to the public. Sigh, we guess Paris will do…

The 'Birthday' singer and co touched down in the City of Lights on Sunday night, with the star apparently laughing and taking selfies with her 35-year-old DJ beau on the tarmac.

"They piled off the flight, her friends, assistants, her whole camp," an eyewitness told New York Post. "She flew all of her friends out, all on her dime."

Within hours, Katy, Diplo and a party posse of around 20 ate at Michelin-starred restaurant Le Jules Verne on the Eiffel Tower. When in Paris…

By early Monday morning, Katy and Diplo flew out again as he had gigs booked in San Jose and Las Vegas. Talk about a jet-setting lifestyle!

The pair were first rumoured to have hooked up in April, but it's all a bit awkward since he's expecting a bub any day now with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Lockhart. They also have a four-year-old son, Lockett... how awesome would it be to say Katy Perry's your stepmum?

We hope her Paris party antics looked something like this...

Now let's compare Katy's birthday with Kim Kardashian's 34th bash in Vegas...

Author: Adam Bub. Follow on Twitter. Approved by Amy Nelmes.

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