Kate Miller-Heidke ‘The Last Day On Earth’ Video

Kate Miller-Heidke Last Day

Kate Miller-Heidke is out with the music video to her new single ‘The Last Day On Earth’, the third release off the Australian singer-songwriter’s second album ‘Curiouser’, out now on Sony BMG. Watch the Mark Alston directed video via YouTube below.

Kate Miller-Heidke ‘Last Day On Earth’ Live

Kate Miller-Heidke performed her new single ‘Last Day On Earth’ live on NBN. The song is off the Australian singer songwriter’s second album ‘Curiouser’, out now on Sony BMG. Watch it via Kate’s YouTube channel below.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@katemillerheidke) on Thursday (December 18), wishing fans a Merry Christmas in her last posting of the year. The Australian pop singer tells readers:

I would like to convey my sincere gratitude to all the people who allow me to lead this life. Those of you who have come to a gig, seen us at a festival, bought a CD, written to me, asked me to sign a piece of your body or listened to my music in your lounge room this year – thank you! Have a lovely Christmas and New Year’s. Come to the Woodford Folk Festival! If not, I hope to see you in 2009.

Kate Miller-Heidke Discusses ‘Curiouser’ Songs

Kate Miller-HeidkeKate Miller-Heidke posted a video clip on her MySpace TV channel, talking viewers through the making of her latest album ‘Curiouser’, accompanied by a visual tour of the amazing album artwork. The Australian singer songwriter first talked about recording the project in Los Angeles before going track by track on her second disc’s 12 songs.

Kate explains:

The songs on ‘Curiouser’ were written over the course of about two or three months after I went on holiday in Laos with my creative collaborator. After coming back from the holiday, we had this huge burst of inspiration and started spending a lot of time in a home studio mucking around, playing with toys and playing with sounds, and basically watching the songs come together.

Because most of the songs were written in such a short period of time, I think that it gave a real cohesive quality to the album and it’s definitely a lot more concise than ‘Little Eve’ I think in that way.

After we did all the demos in the home studio, I went over with my band to LA to record with Mickey Petralia, who has done a lot of great work with people like Beck and the Eels and Peaches, and notably his recent work has been with Flight of the Concords, who I’m a huge fan of. We had a fantastic time recording in LA for two months and the result was ‘Curiouser’, the album.

Watch it via MySpace below.

Kate Miller-Heidke Adopts Up/Up/Down Formula On ‘Curiouser’

Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke spoke with Time Off magazine about her latest album ‘Curiouser’, which saw the Australian singer’s husband and guitarist Keir Nuttall have an expanded role in the recording process compared to her prior releases. Kate also approached the album differently this time around. “We had no songs when we went in,” the 26-year-old explained. “That’s why I think this album has a much greater sense of cohesion than the last one. It was done to a certain formula as well; two ‘up’ songs, then one slightly more ‘down’ song. Every song either had to have a sense of fun and wit and sparkle about it, or a sense of heartfelt, tug-of-the-heartstrings kind of emotion. They were the two criteria for the songs and nothing in between. Looking back on the recordings I’ve done in the past, it’s the songs that don’t quite fit either of those that sometimes can veer into bland territory or I just get sick of them easier.”

The story at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.

Kate Miller-Heidke Performs ‘Can’t Shake It’ On ‘Sunrise’

Kate Miller-Heidke dropped by Seven’s ‘Sunrise’ in Sydney, Australia the other morning to perform her new single ‘Can’t Shake It’, the lead single off the Aussie pop singer’s sophomore album ‘Curiouser’, out now on Sony BMG. Afterwards, Kate talked with hosts David Koch and Melissa Doyle about the new disc.

“The album covers a broad range of styles and I’m still got that kind of folky heritage. It’s definitely still there. I had a sort of vision going into this album, sort of fearless pop music that you could dance to.”

Kochie then pulled her guitarist Keir Nuttall into the conversation, who also happens to be Kate’s hubby.

Watch the performance and brief interview via YouTube below.

Kate Miller-Heidke ‘Can’t Shake It’ Video

Kate Miller-Heidke 'Can't Shake It' single cover

Kate Miller-Heidke is out with the music video to her new single ‘Can’t Shake It’, the first release off the Brisbane, Australia pop singer’s second album ‘Curiouser’, in stores October 18th on Sony BMG Australia. Watch it via YouTube below.

Kate Miller-Heidke Teams Up With Mickey Petralia On 2nd LP

Kate Miller-Heidke gold recordKate Miller-Heidke posted her first studio video blog for the leadup to her second album. The Australian singer songwriter was in Los Angeles to work on the album with producer Mickey Petralia, and narrated her journey.

“Working with Mickey’s been incredible,” she said. “He’s a bit of an eccentric genius.”

Watch the clip below.

Kate Miller-Heidke Takes A Quiz

Kate Miller-Heidke answered a quiz in a blog posted at her MySpace (@katemillerheidke), including what was the last thing she heard about her first love. “He came to one of my gigs in Brisbane last year,” the Australian singer songwriter said. “He’s now openly gay. I always suspected it.”

As for a word that she says a lot, Kate responded, “You’re right (in the context of: someone bumps into you, they say sorry, you say ‘You’re right’. People don’t seem to understand this in America, so I am acutely conscious of saying it. I know they think I’m saying ‘Are you alright?’ which sounds rude. Eek, what should I say instead?)”