Coming off the back of a blockbuster 2012, which saw her take home the Qantas Spirit Of Youth Award in Music, Caitlin Park is still as busy as ever. The Sydney electro-acoustic styled singer/songwriter is currently working on her highly anticipated new album, building on the success of her debut offering Milk Annual – suggested by The Brag to be ‘pretty much the best thing to happen in 2011′ and which introduced her as one of Australia’s most talented and innovative songwriters.
Her upcoming show at The Vanguard in Sydney’s Newtown will see her performing a scattered collection of both old and new, in preparation for her spot on the roster of The Great Escape festival (UK) alongside acts such as Hungry Kids Of Hungary, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Indians. The Brighton-based festival is famed for it’s exposure of up and coming artists, both local and international – and will no doubt be a superb chance for Europe to become acquainted with Caitlin’s beautifully sprawling, intricate and heart-warming style of music.
Carefully strung throughout each of her minimalistic musical arrangements can be heard a mix of her love for nostalgia-instigating samples, beautiful acoustics and a voice instilling a comforting warmth in anyone lucky enough to hear her play.
Supported by Boatfriends, March 7th will be a chance for Sydney-siders to get to know Caitlin and her self described ‘folktronica’ sound before she heads out on her next exciting adventure.
Yep it’s official, Caitlin will be showcasing at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK, this Bastille weekend. The Great Escape has been firmly established internationally as the leading event for showcasing new music. Taking place in Brighton over 3 days in May, The Great Escape kicks starts the festival season, introducing 16,000 music lovers to the key artists and sounds of the year.
This is what the SMACS have to say about Caitlin. We agree!
“Being announced as a finalist in 2011′s Northern Lights Competition really was only the beginning for singer/songwriter Caitlin Park. Since then she’s climbed from strength to strength, releasing her debut album Milk Annual on Broken Stone Records whilst continuing her mastery of the electro-acoustic stylings she’s known for. And it’s not just us that are enamored with Caitlin’s talents; she’s also got a Spirit Of Youth Australia Award for Music to her name. Wow indeed.”
Broken Stone Records Family Xmas
Capping off a year of great releases and a new addition to the family, Broken Stone Records is celebrating this Christmas with a huge showcase of all the artists on their roster. Including their newest addition, Melodie Nelson, the family friendly night will feature Sister Jane, The Maple Trail, Caitlin Park, Magnetic Heads, Kelly Dance and The Killing Words. All in the one place at St Stephens Church Hall, Newtown, come on down for the all ages start time of 4:30pm to celebrate the happy holiday! Pen it in your diaries, add it to your iCals, leave the annual viewing of Love Actually, Elf and It’s a Wonderful Night for another evening and come join us for some music… and maybe a little bit of dancing.
Date: December 8th
Time: Doors from 4:30pm, bands start at 5pm
Location: St Stephens Chuch Hall, Church St Newtown
For 3 nights only – Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th May 2012 @ The Old Fitzroy Theatre & Hotel. Get Down There
Caitlin Park on Radio National
In case you missed it, Caitlin and Co. were recorded live by Radio National. The show aired last Friday but if you’re up for it they are replaying segments this Friday the 16th of March on “Sound Quality”
With a suitcase full of great local artists, the touring showcase of music and mixed-media art will feature live performances from Sister Jane, Magnetic Heads, Caitlin Park and The Maple Trail and will visit Byron Bay, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney, as well as regional cities Bellingen, Kyneton, Clifton and Katoomba.
The bands’ performances will be accompanied by live footage VJ-ing and projections of their video clips. An exciting display of artworks created as part of Broken Stone’s recording releases (including sculptural work used in film clips, photographs from live shows and illustrative cover art) will be on show in the venue space for audiences to explore.
9/2 – Bellingen Memorial Hall
10/2 – Byron Bay Brewery
11/2 – Waiting Room Brisbane
17/2 – Street Theatre Canberra
18/2 – Kyneton Town Hall
19/2 – Horse Bazaar Melbourne
22/2 – Lass O’Gowrie Newcastle
23/2 – The Standard Sydney
24/2 – Clifton School Of Arts
25/2 – Baroque Bar Katoomba