“Living Each Day” (feat. Connan Mockasin)
“Down 2 Hang” (feat. James Chance)
Kirin J Callinan will release Bravado, his second full-length album on June 9thvia Siberia Records/EMI Music Australia. Today he adds to the previously released title track and the amazing “S.A.D (Song About Drugs)” video with two new songs.
“Living Each Day” features Connan Mockasin and Kirin thinks it’s a pop gem. The main lyrical idea is that of “Living Each Day (Like It’s Your Last)”. Kirin wants you to know this too: “The reason the recording sounds so damn expensive is Aaron Cupple’s production prowess coupled with Mark Ronson’s generosity, granting us access gratis to his London studio for the day, tracking the drums, guitars & vox with his grammy award winning in-house Italian Ricardo Damian. Back south o the hemisphere, I then popped in to visit Connan Mockasin one heady afternoon on the north island o New Zealand, in a shack at the time, and coerced him into laying down a cheeky vocal refrain + inspired flashes of soulful, ad-lib genius.”
Listen to “Living Each Day” HERE
“Down 2 Hang” features New York No Wave legend James Chance and started simply as a list of things that can hang. It was recorded in Montreal with six-time Grammy nominated producer Damian Taylor. Kirin states: “he introduced himself after seein’ me open up for Kid Congo Powers, we tracked it the following day; the instrumental growing from a live jam, yours true on gat n noise & Damian on modular synth. The lead vocal was performed just once, live take, first take, only take, much of the lyric improvised, but once in the can we knew it was what it was, that it was it.”
Listen to “Down 2 Hang” HERE
Kirin J. Callinan has been called many things… an enigma, a chameleon, confrontational, unconventional, a provocateur, shocking, seductive, a virtuoso….but above all fascinating. A guitarist, singer, songwriter and solo performer from Australia, Kirin J Callinan is a child of the 1980’s. He is known for his confrontational live performances, haunting compositions and wild guitar playing. He is a performer by nature, very charismatic, and very unafraid to bare his soul and more.
Bravado is out on June 9th via Siberia Records/EMI Music and for his sophomore release, he has added euphoric EDM and unabashed humanity to his circa 2017 arsenal, delivering a defiantly exuberant second album! Other Guests on the album include Alex Cameron, The Finn Family (Neil, Liam etc), Weyes Blood, Owen Pallet, Mac Demarco and more.
His debut full-length album, Embracism, was released three years ago, in July of 2013. Since then, he’s been photographed by Hedi Slimane, opened for friends like TV On The Radio and Tame Impala, played on records for and toured with Kevin Parker and Mark Ronson and more. Later this year, he will co-star in the upcoming second season of the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award winning Jane Campion drama Top Of The Lake, due for release in 2017. He also recently started another band with hit songwriter Martin Johnson called The Night Game, and they were recently tapped by John Mayer to open his extensive North American tour in July + August.
KIRIN J CALLINAN WORLDWIDE ALBUM LAUNCH DATES
Mon 29th May La Maroquinerie, Paris
Tues 30th May Kesselhaus & Maschinenhaus, Berlin
Wed 31st May O2 Brixton Academy, London
Fri 2nd June: Sebright Arms, London
Fri 9th June: The Foundry, Brisbane
Sat 10th June: Oxford Arts Factoy
Thurs 15th June : The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Fri 16th June: Ed Castle, Adelaide
Sat 17th June : Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Sun 18th June: Mojos, Fremantle
Sat 1st July: Empty Bottle, Chicago
Wed 5th July: Baby’s All Right, New York
Fri 7th July: Bootleg, Los Angeles
Sat 8th July: Cafe du Nord, San Fransisco
Thur 20th July: KIngs Arms, Auckland
Fri 21st July: San Fran, Wellington
PRE-ORDER ‘BRAVADO’ HERE
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