Sarah Belkner – Humans EP New Zealand Tour

15
/ Nov
2015

Sarah Belkner – Humans EP New Zealand Tour

Location
336 St Asaph St
Venue
darkroom
Price
$10 + BF

Special Guest – Amiria Grenell

Growing up in Auckland but now based in Sydney, singer songwriter Sarah Belkner will be heading back to New Zealand for her debut ‘Humans EP Tour’ this November.

‘Humans’ EP explores the often unspoken grey areas of human nature and ongoing questions to make some sense of our experiences.

Belkner couples her distinctive vocals with piano-derived melodies carefully mixed with electronic and acoustic elements to build her own unique sound of chamber-Indie-pop universe.

Sarah’s vocals are produced by Australian music industry legend Paul McKercher, who has previously worked with such artists as Josh Pyke, Bertie Blackman, Papa Vs Pretty, Sarah Blasko, You Am I and Pete Murray. Her talented band is Evan Mannell (drums/ MPC), Neal Sutherland (bass/ synths) and Matt Keegan (electronic saxophone/ clarinet). Sarah and Richard Belkner co produced the EP together in their own studio Free Energy Device Studios in Camperdown, Sydney.

Also lending vocals on the track, “Ego Blues” is the beautifully intense and characteristic baritone voice of singer-songwriter Jack Ladder.

Humans’ well and truly solidifies Sarah’s place in the Australian Music scene and offers an exciting taste of what’s to come.

“Sarah Belkner’s voice shines beautifully on her new single ‘With You’. The restrained musical backing allows her voice plenty of chance to take centre stage and she makes good use of it, showing off what a great instrument it is. The Sydney artist has clearly put a lot of work into the composition of the track and it has paid off. Various sonic elements have gone into its construction, but it never feels overbearing, which is very important but damn hard to do.”- Double j

”A pop artist who resists the urge to crunch silly beats into it. Assured, fragile, tender, sexy”. – Melbourne Age

”It is clear she has something valuable to contribute to the music industry”- Sunday Sun Herald