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Sarah Belkner Announces New Zealand Shows

Sarah Belkner Announces New Zealand Shows

Thursday 17th September, 2015 10:10AM

Sydney-based artist Sarah Belkner has announced three New Zealand shows for November to support the release of her Humans EP. The champer-pop musician, who draws comparisons to artists like Kate Bush, Bat For Lashes and Fiona Apple has roots on these shores, having grown up in New Zealand and heading to Australia to live a few years ago. Previously going under the moniker Miss Little, Humans is the first release under her own name. Here are the details for her upcoming shows...

Sarah Belkner 'Humans' Tour

Wednesday 11th November, The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Saturday 13th November, Meow, Wellington
Sunday 14th November, The Darkroom, Christchurch

And here is the video for the eponymous single from the Humans EP...



‘Humans’ EP explores the often unspoken grey areas of human nature and ongoing questions to make some sense of our experiences.

Belkner couples her distinctive vocals with piano-derived melodies carefully mixed with electronic and acoustic elements to build her own unique sound of chamber-Indie-pop universe.

Sarah’s vocals are produced by Australian music industry legend Paul McKercher, who has previously worked with such artists as Josh Pyke, Bertie Blackman, Papa Vs Pretty, Sarah Blasko, You Am I and Pete Murray. Her talented band is Evan Mannell (drums/ MPC), Neal Sutherland (bass/ synths) and Matt Keegan (electronic saxophone/ clarinet). Sarah and Richard Belkner co produced the EP together in their own studio Free Energy Device Studios in Camperdown, Sydney.

Also lending vocals on the track, “Ego Blues” is the beautifully intense and characteristic baritone voice of singer-songwriter Jack Ladder.

Humans’ well and truly solidifies Sarah’s place in the Australian Music scene and offers an exciting taste of what’s to come.

“Sarah Belkner’s voice shines beautifully on her new single ‘With You’. The restrained musical backing allows her voice plenty of chance to take centre stage and she makes good use of it, showing off what a great instrument it is. The Sydney artist has clearly put a lot of work into the composition of the track and it has paid off. Various sonic elements have gone into its construction, but it never feels overbearing, which is very important but damn hard to do.”- Double j

”A pop artist who resists the urge to crunch silly beats into it. Assured, fragile, tender, sexy”. - Melbourne Age

”It is clear she has something valuable to contribute to the music industry”- Sunday Sun Herald


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