Kira Puru - Vox & Keys, Geordie Malone - Guitar & Vox, David Pearce - Kit, Jamieson Shaw - Bass & Keys
Unearthed artists we like
Grace Turner , Gay Paris , boatfriends , The Brutal Poodles , Post Paint , The Preatures , Lanie Lane , Ellen Kibble , Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes , Edwin Montgomery , Twincest , Kit , Ballads , MKO , Olympiamusic
Kira Puru & the Bruise cut their teeth playing sweaty dive bars on the East Coast of Australia in 2010/11. They've now taken to holing up in the recording studio, favouring collaboration over perspiration. Clocking up a colourful list of collaborators including The Preatures, Caitlin Park, Paul Mac, Illy, M-Phazes, Blackfella Films, Mark Opitz and Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes, Kira & the boys are back with a collaborative, split single with fellow Novacastrians, Post Paint. Sitting somewhere between the clammy grit of the Bruise and the tropical, dreamy folktronica of Post Paint, Crest of the Wave is the first offering from either this year as they gear up to drop their own respective EPs later in 2013. FOR BOOKINGS, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kira Puru & The Bruise are a Newcastle 4-piece fronted by the massive voice and charisma of leading lady Kira Puru, who is one of the winners of our APRA/AMCOS Song Summit competition. Check out their sexy, brooding, bluesy rock n roll.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
We got together in Newcastle. I'd had a big, wet crush on the boys and our combined love of whiskey and fierce guitar tones sealed the deal. The development of the sound is largely the result of long, sweaty hours in the studio and letting the boys take a knife to my tunes. Lately though, our songwriting sessions have been reduced to driving the Hume for hours at a time, blaring Lana Del Rey.
What's a Kira Puru & The Bruise live show like?
It's not glamourous. Or sparkly. People say it's like watching a fight.
Kira, you're one the winners of our APRA/AMCOS Song Summit competition. What are you most looking forward to about your exclusive songwriting workshop with Gotye and Adalita?
I'm always interested in another writer's process. It's rare you get to be in a room of writers and musicians and be able to talk shop for hours without feeling like a total wanker.
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Newcastle music community that inspire you.
Boatfriends, Birdsandbelles, the Firekites, the Seabellies, Benjamin Fraser, Kit, FK Sampler....and a bunch that we've lost to other cities, like Ballads, the Understudy, Mojo Juju, The Book of Ships...Newcastle has an incredible scene.
What’s coming up for you in 2012?
We have some exciting tours coming up, there'll be some new releases and we're pretty pumped for BigSound and the festival season. Writing. Heaps of it. Perhaps our first album.
Australian music is…?
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22 May 2012
Woooooah, my fav...
Woooooah, my favourite sensual Nova Castrians (and aren't there a fair few) Hit me across the head again (sensually) with this number. A slinky little ground dweller of a song. I really have to see you guys play live and with some gin in the mix. Thanks for this one.
01 Mar 2012
Some people sing...
Some people sing, and some people make you believe what they sing. You can feel the emotion in Kira Puru's voice. So much grit and dirt and gravel in this tune.