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About Kate Miller-Heidke
Kate Miller-Heidke is thrilled to announce her return to her home town of Brisbane, and her first live gig in what seems like several very long decades.
"BRISBANE, it doesn't quite seem real but I'm heading home to play for you live, in person, in November. These will be intimate stripped-back shows with a loose format. Requests encouraged. Come. Heckle. New songs, old songs, maybe a cover or two. Is it too early for Christmas songs? Does anyone have tips on how to survive two weeks' hotel quarantine with a four-year-old? Can't wait to see you. xx"
The show goes on sale Thursday 29 October – one day before the release of her fifth studio album Child In Reverse, out 30 October through EMI Music Australia.
Produced and recorded in Melbourne by Evan Klar, Child In Reverse is 11 songs sculpted into 3- to 4-minute shots of love and fear, memory and empathy, rage and redemption. It's an album of airborne melodies, sinuous grooves, brilliant textures and, as always, a little more gravity than her feather-light voice implies.
"I keep getting drawn back to pop music," Kate says, despite recent triumphs in opera (The Rabbits), musical theatre (Muriel's Wedding) and screen (The Divorce). "The minimalism, the economy… I find that incredibly rewarding and challenging. It's like a quest to nail the perfect pop song. When it can be done, for me, as a listener, it's my favourite music."