Who is This Girl?
Updated: Aug 30, 2019
Described by The Music Magazine as “Melbourne’s high priestess of soul”, Kylie Auldist is about to claim the title internationally with the release of her fourth album Family Tree. The new record marks a stylistic evolution for Kylie combining her love of contemporary Electronic Dance Music and influences from the hedonistic, golden age of Disco, Funk and Boogie.
To bring the album to life, Kylie enlisted the song-writing and production chops of long-time collaborator Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos /Lanu) and Graeme Pogson (G.L. / Mondofreaks). Working between their own various studio spaces they wrote and recorded an 11-track opus of exhilarating, expansive 21st century Soul. It proved to be a winning combination – Pogson's innate knowledge of 1980’s-influenced Boogie rhythms colliding with Ferguson's progressive musical aesthetic to provide a perfect foil for Auldist's raw, emotive vocals. Family Tree was mixed by lauded producer/engineer John Castle.
Family Tree is the record Kylie Auldist always wanted to make, and is in many ways the most honest and personal of all her solo releases. Above all, here is an album that literally SOUNDS like an artist in her element. She possesses a voice that can run the gamut from soaring vocal pyrotechnics to heart-wrenching tenderness. Her down to earth, warm but no BS personality permeates Family Tree in the same way as it does her live shows, which are absolutely electric with a huge dose of boogie power. You are definitely invited to the party but you had better be able to keep up!
Already praised by the world's soul and R&B community as an extraordinary talent, Kylie has shot to stratospheric prominence as the voice of UK/European smash hit of the summer ‘This Girl’ by Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners. Her sublime vocals are breaking official single charts across the world with the remix reaching #1 in France, Germany and Portugal and #2 on the UK where it sat for 9 weeks. It took out the #1 spot on iTunes in the UK and many countries throughout Europe, reaching the top 100 in over 50 countries including in the US where it has hit #2 on the electronic charts.
As the world turns up the volume to Kylie Auldist, the new release coincides with Kylie embarking on four tours to UK and Europe to perform ‘This Girl’ live.
In between her international tours she returns to Australia for select shows at The Night Cat (12 August) and Caravan Music Club (13 August) and will perform an extensive national album launch tour in October and November (dates soon to be announced).
Family Tree is already receiving praise from the media globally who have said: “Loving this direction" Aaron Byrd, KCRW (US) "Loving Family Tree! Whoooop!" East Village Radio (US) “Kylie could sing the hide of a buffalo.” Chris Wells, Echoes Magazine (UK) "Ah, I love that 80's touch. Kylie is the best! :)" Bulgarian National Radio (Bulgaria) "Kylie has one of the most funky & innovative voices of the moment. Absolute winner." Jazzism magazine (Netherlands) "Nice retro 80s moments. Sounds like Shep Pettibone is back in business. My cup of tea." Balanso Belgrade (Serbia) "Any excuse to hear new music from Ms. Auldist is a good one... Quality as always." Barcelona City FM (Spain) "70s/80s disco boogie heaven. Each track is a winner and is destined for the more discernible dance floors!" Scandinavian Soul “Auldist cements her status as Melbourne's high priestess of soul… deserving of her fast-approaching divadom.” The Music (AUS) “She sings soul like you and I breathe.” Beat Magazine (AUS) “Queen of Soul.” Chris Gill, RRR FM (AUS)