New Release – Auriga

EP Release: Auriga

I’m excited to announce my new EP ‘Auriga’ will be out on the 14th of June on cassette tape.  There are only 50 cassettes being made so place pre orders over on bandcamp quickly.

Auriga, or the constellation between Perseus and Gemini draws on the ever expanding exploration of the Universe. Auriga delves into themes of ambient space, with all tracks composed in 2017. Auriga explores a unique process of composition, this short period of writing with almost immediate releasing is intentional and aims to provide a colourful listen with a unique closeness to the artistic process.


I was really interested in exploring what happens to tracks after you’ve finished
them, those painstaking sessions where you revisit the ideas over months or
years, tweaking and moving, and rearranging. Whilst I see the value in this process, some of my better tracks have been written in one day. I wanted to write the ideas and not agonise over the details of it not being ‘right’, to give it more of a warmth and a realness to it.

In addition to this Auriga uses a fairly narrow set of sounds and instruments.  Relying heavily on vocal processing and samples from only a handful of instruments, the 5 track EP paints a picture of a moment in time.  One of the instruments you’ll hear is a 12 string acoustic guitar which was hand built by Kayla’s father.

I was particularly excited to use my new 12 string acoustic guitar in this composition which my Dad built for me last year. Like most of the instruments I play I tend to not play them necessarily conventionally, it doesn’t interest me sonically to play with a focus on technical ability, more an interest in the sounds that an instrument can make. It features heavily on this EP as I was as I was excited to record it and explore its potential. Whilst writing these tracks I was in a phase of using basic mics and not cleaning the sounds up too much, again to add to the warmth and realness of the sounds.

The EP also includes the track Kayla wrote for Independent Venue Week, Seed,
featuring samples from Yo No Se and Yama Warashi. Released on Kiran Records
the EP comes out on 14th June on cassette tape. The tape comes wrapped in a date stamped newspaper, in line with the concept of the EP representing a snapshot of time. Releasing music around the time of a general election, or the world cup, or the olympics, is generally considered pointless, but Kayla hopes this release will bring relief from the other topics dominating our screens.

There are 50 cassettes available to buy so get your preorder in now. Pre orders will get an immediate download of one track from the EP.

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Upcoming dates:

June 4th – Old E 2 Day Scorch (Old England)

June 10th – Gateway to Another Dimension Festival – St Stephens Church, Bristol

June 16th – Semtek + Kasra V + Kayla Painter (DJ Set)- The Love inn

June 22nd – Wilson  Art Gallery Cheltenham (headline show)

June 30th – supporting LTO Album Launch, Cafe Kino

July 7th – Roll For The Soul (headline show)

July 22nd – Bristol Harbour Festival (DJ Set)

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This weekend I played in the corner of a Cube on Friday night.
A pop up space in town on Saturday day time (set with Jilk)
and released my EP Saturday night at the Looking Glass.

My EP is now out for sale… £5 for a hard copy.
Online/digital/ will be released on 14th October 2013.
If you want a hard copy you can get one from me at my gigs.
Or if you can’t wait, you can order one direct from me miss.kayla.painter[AT]

Thanks for all those people that came along it did not go unrecognised , especially for travelling from Southampton, Norwich, London  & the black hole in Montpelier.

i’ll leave you with this pic:

and this moment of self reflection


(and then also this for those of you who aren’t laughing).

3 gigs in 24 hours…..

This week is going to be quite a busy one.
I am playing Friday night, supporting Kettel & Coppe @ the Cube Bristol.
event info here
Where i’ll be doing a late night set at the bar, for people to bob around to.


Saturday day time i’ll be doing a set with Jilk at The Island, in order to raise money for The Cube. Event info here. We’ll be doing some stuff with cassette tapes, pedals, live improv eat your heart out.



Saturday night time, to finish of the mini marathon, i’ll be releasing my second record ; A Very New Everything. @ The Looking Glass. info here.
With Coloquix , an artist from Sheffield, also celebrating a release.

With support from the rather wonderful Crisis Project, who I shared a stage with a few weeks back at Start The Bus, when supporting Chrome Sparks.

Free Entry – 8pm kick off. Djs. Visuals. fully. You know the score.
hard copies of the new CD will be available to buy that eve, digital release is going to be a few days later.

The Crisis Project



Needless to say im getting cabin fever from being in the studio for so long.
Derwent studio

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Goodnight, over and out.

Tomorrows the day when i release my first bit of music officially. My first ‘record’ which will be released tomorrow into the public for your audio experiences, criticism, enjoyism, or if your on facebook likeism.

The last six months have been an interesting journey for me. This is something i’ve never done, released my own record. Its been an experience where I can honestly say I have learnt a lot and slept a little.

Now that tomorrow has finally arrived Im actually a bit apprehensive about letting go of this project and sending it out into the big bad world, where people probably wont be as kind to the songs as I have been. This is actually going to be as challenging as the rest of the processes, letting go of this project and finally allowing it to be ‘finished’. Im excited to say the least, but dont expect i’ll be sleeping at all tonight.

Come down tomorrow and see me with all my nervous excitement at The Croft in Bristol. Im sharing the stage with two wonderful bands, Nova Robotics and That Hidden Promise.  The Croft will open its doors at 7.30, and the EP Launch Party will be in the front room. The Party will mark the release of my Debut EP which will be available on Itunes, Spotify and Amazon. I have also arranged to get a limited number of hard copies pressed which I will be selling after my set too.

A huge thanks to James Nathaniel Southall who has been the visual designer for this project.  He has worked alongside me through moments of uncertainty, visual illusions, getting square eyes, migraines, and other general screen based issues to get the perfect EP cover, branding, web banners, visuals, and so on and so forth. If you like the look of his slick work there’s a link to his website here.

Finally with no more adue i’d like to present my EP cover.

Design/Illustration by

and the back

Illustration / Design by

good night. over and out.