With a back catalogue that boasts two albums and two EPs, coupled with countless collaborations, tours, television appearances and acclaimed music-based projects,Lisa Crawley has well and truly earned her reputation as one of New Zealand’s most well-respected musicians.
Now Crawley is adding to her lengthy list of achievements with the new single, ‘Up In The Air’ (out today via Bandcamp), from her upcoming EP of the same name, which will be released online on October 16.
The five-track EP is produced by sought-after Australian producer Ryan Ritchie(Kimbra, The Rah Project), whose work with Kiwi singer Kimbra on ‘Cameo Lover’ earned him an ARIA.
UP IN THE AIR contains four new songs penned by Crawley in the last year, documenting recent adventures in Canada, the United States and her new home, Melbourne.
It also features a fifth song, ‘Mayday’ – a demo she’d rediscovered having co-written it eight years ago in London with fellow Kiwi Matt Michinson, who was in a band with Crawley at the time.
UP IN THE AIR builds on the retro vibe of 2013’s ALL IN MY HEAD, showcasing a singer-songwriter who has found her place in a dreamy, melodic pop world, with an edgy darkness.
The EP rounds off an exciting year in which Crawley performed at Canadian Music Week in Toronto – the only Kiwi representative invited to the festival. She also played a string of shows in Los Angeles and won the LA-based songwriting game show Top Tune – a fun game show filmed for online where contestants (songwriters) are given a title and have 17 minutes to write a song. Judges on the show include Ray Parker Jnr and Van Dyke Parkes.
Now back in the Southern Hemisphere and based in Melbourne Crawley can’t wait to bring her new material home, with an eight-date tour that kicks off on November 5.
“I’m very excited to be touring New Zealand. I’ll be playing my new EP alongside favourites from my previous two albums. I promise there will be no sign of an Australian accent!” says Crawley.
She is of course, no stranger to touring, having travelled the length and breadth of the country as a solo artist and in support of big names in music like John Mayer,Paul Weller, Jools Holland and Greg Johnson.
‘Up In The Air’ single is available now. The UP IN THE AIR EP is released Friday October 16, while the tour kicks off on November 5.
For more information check out http://www.lisacrawley.com
Thursday November 5 – Darkroom, Christchurch
Friday November 6 – Taste Merchants, Dunedin
Saturday November 7 – The Sherwood, Queenstown
Wednesday November 11 – Cabana, Napier
Thursday November 12 – Meow, Wellington
Friday November 13 – Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sunday November 15 – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
Thursday November 19 – Nirvara Lounge, Hamilton