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Kayla Painter is a composer, producer and sound design artist.
Painter’s immersive, ever-evolving AV performances, made in collaboration with visual artist Jason Baker, are a natural consequence of the entire writing process – the visuals figure into the earliest stages of her music; 2019 saw her playing at events such as The Great Escape, Camp Elsewhere, Bluedot, and the inaugural edition of Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here festival. She has also crafted remixes for a string of well-regarded acts and labels including W.H. Lung (Melodic Records), Teddy Hunter (Bubblewrap Records) and Scrimshire (Albert’s Favourites), as well as appearing on releases by the likes of Jilk (Project Mooncircle), among others.
Having grown up a multi-instrumentalist, and playing in more conventional bands at University, Painter’s personal journey led her deeper into electronic music production. Her academic work focuses on the human relationship with sound, and this is reflected in her compositions. She is a passionate explorer of the creative potential within field recording; her compositions bristle with self-sourced timbres captured in an enduring spirit of experimentation. She also uses her platform to explore specific themes both personal and external: 2018’s Cannibals At Sea grappled with her mixed Fijian-British heritage, juxtaposing Pacific islander beliefs with British working-class values in a compelling exploration of her own identity and the wider world around her.
October 2021 saw Kayla Painter capturing the hearts of the audience whilst opening up for Rival Consoles at the Old Market Brighton. With her ability to create beautiful compositions, dynamic intensity, and experiment with captivating visuals, the audience found themselves in a blissful trance like moths to a flame.
Kayla is currently working on a new EP to be released in 2021.
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“Whatever she puts her hand to is a meticulously thought out and richly detailed affair that deserves to capture the full attention of those who are lucky enough to stumble across it.” – Wax Music
“Kayla’s music takes you into new realms. It’s a joy to experience live, and particular credit is due for staying true to herself and her niche.” – Bristol In Stereo
“With a desire to absorb the knowledge she needs to navigate herself, just like those far-flung spaces captured in her visuals, Kayla Painter is making her own path towards unchartered musical territories.” – Crack Magazine
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