Stream: Kayla Painter – Kenopsia

If you enjoy a slightly left-of-centre brand of electronica, then Kayla Painter is a name worth getting familiar with.

A little over a year ago, the Bristol-based musician was selected for Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers programme which has seen her guided by industry expert Mita Dee ( Kindness, Floating Points, CHVCHES, Moby and Gotye) and Brownswood label.

Speaking about the programme she says “Future Bubblers has opened some doors for me that are difficult for people to get through if you don’t have management or PR, so that’s been amazing. They quite literally are these people who are just hanging out in Brownswood and are happy to give you feedback. For example, one of the guys that works with them is in a band who are signed to Hyperdub and he was really interested in what I was doing and he’s been giving me some really useful feedback on my tracks. Stuff like that has been amazing and has enabled me to go a bit further than I would normally in terms of my reach of things.”

Having first appeared on the scene back in 2012 with her self-released eponymous EP, Painter is finally getting the support and recognition her talent deserves.

With stunning two tracks already released under the Bubblers mentorship, programme Painter is back with ‘Cannibals at Sea’, a brand-new EP that builds greatly on her previous work.

The EP has many highlights but today, we’re sharing in our favourite from the EP,  ‘Kenopsia,’ the warmest track on the project, a pensive meditation, coloured by the piano chords which punctuate it.

This effort should more than enough to get you wanting more, so when you’re done listening to the track, head on over to Bandcamp to catch the rest of the wonderful EP.



Cannibals at Sea is out now via Drawstring Records. Order here.


CF Smith

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