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Kylie Auldist - Made Of Stone

Kylie Auldist Made Of Stone
Kylie Auldist - Made Of Stone
(CD) Tru Thoughts TRUCD197, 2009-08-10

The sound of the summer: Kylie Auldist's powerful yet nuanced soul style shines on her second album, Made Of Stone, with The Bamboos as her backing band, and band-leader Lance Ferguson (Lanu) on production. A sizzling collection of origianl, grown-up pop with warm, retro-inspired funk and mod soul flavors complementing the razor sharp musicianship, crystal clear production and Kylie's incisive lyrical voice. Her 2008 debut Just Say was piced up by tastemakers including Mark Lamarr (Radio 2), who labelled it one of his albums of the year.

Kylie Auldist Made Of Stone
Kylie Auldist - Made Of Stone
(CD) Tru Thoughts TRUCD197, 2009-08-10

Tracklisting :
01. Made Of Stone 4:18
02. It's On 4:01
03. In A Week, In A Day 4:29
04. I Will 3:56
05. Lookin' For You
06. Kiss And Tell
07. Ship Inside A Bottle 4:27
08. What's The Cost ? 4:44
09. One Goodbye 3:57
10. Lefroy (Prelude) 2:12
11. Rosy 3:44

Links :
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Press Release :
Previous Kylie Auldist releases...
"10/10" - DJ Andy Smith
"Loving the Kylie Auldist 45" - Mark Lamarr
"Tru Thoughts strikes again! Going straight in the club crate!" - Bobbito Garcia

Kylie Auldist possesses the kind of powerful yet nuanced soul voice that comes along only once in a while, and when you've heard it once you never quite forget it. On her second album, Made of Stone, the Australian singer has again enlisted the production skills of Tru Thoughts label-mate Lance Ferguson (Lanu/The Bamboos) to create a sizzling collection of original, grown-up pop with warm, retro-inspired funk and mod soul flavours complementing the razor sharp musicanship, crystal clear production and Kylie's incisive lrical voice.

As on her 2008 debut Just Say - which was picked up on by tastemakers including Mark Lamarr (Radio 2), who labelled it one of his albums of the year - Kylie is backed on this album by Australian kings of funk, The Bamboos, with whom she has been recording and touring since before she launched her solo career, and who are often compared to Sharon Jones' Dap-Kings as one of the world's best deep funk bands. With the Bamboos, Kylie recorded live radio sessions last year for Mark Lamarr' God's Jukebox on Radio 2, and the 6Music Funk & Soul Show. Recent major live shows across Australia have included a double header with Syl Johnson in Melbourne; showing the dance kids at the DJ-heavy Park Life dates in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne that you can still dance to real live instrumentals; and playing alongside Ben Harper at the Byron Bay Blues Fest, after which the festival director wrote personally to say how impressed he was with them.

Made of Stone kicks off with a familiarly fiery funk number in the shape of the title track, sung ostensibly by the steely side of Kylie - a born singer who, growing up in an outback one-horse town, made it her mission to take on the bright lights of Melbourne ans all that stood in her way. A few tracks in though, and you'll see a gear change that finds Kylie and the band in a more mellifluous, reflective soul mode, where the prefectly-crafted and songs range from knowingly articulated tales of life and love along universal themes, such as Looking for You, to the more complex internal web of experiences that informs I Will, written for her two sons, and the closing track, which is a dedication to a dearly missed member of a close-knit family.

Many songs on this album are reminiscent in their instant appeal and charm to the crossover style that The Bamboos coined so succesfully with that cover of Kings of Leon's King of the Rodeo last year, a release that cemented them in the consciousness of the mainstream crowd and gained heavy support on XFM, 6Music and playlisting on BBC London, as well as an international thumbs-up from indie kids and soul fans alike.

The double A-side 7" single, It's On / Made of Stone, is out in July.
Kylie Auldist will be in the UK in september, performing at Tru Thoughts' 10th Birthday Party among other shows.

From her MySpace page :
"Europe here i come!! Well we survived the byron bay floods thanks very much. it was awwesome-the bamboos really gave it some grunt. Brisbane was fantastic too-Golden sounds were very much at home and warmed up the crowd perfectly. Things have been a little quiet on the gig scene since-been doing a bit with COOKING ON 3 BURNERS who are excellent and who i am doing a europe tour with in September. So if your in uk or europe somewhere and you see the TRU THOUGHTS banner flying come and see a show. Lance and i will be doing some live dj sets as well featuring songs from both JUST SAY and my NEW ALBUM!!! MADE OF STONE! We're overseas from sept 4 til 27th. while i'm overseas i promise i will take lessons from the guys in how to change my myspace page to make it more interesting!!! peace out! xkylie"


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Ginger Ginger ·  04 June 2009, 14:23

Loved 'Just Say' and am eagerly anticipating 'Made of Stone'. This woman is truly one of Melbourne's gems. Soulful and captivating voice and presence. And she is one of the most genuinely kind musicians around!

Matt Matt ·  11 August 2009, 04:42

check out the album review on

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