October 16, 2017 1:03 pm
MADEIRA just unveiled her cover of Flight Facilities’ “Crave You.” Check out the premiere via GoldFlakePaint: “It’s every bit as bright and captivating as we’ve come to expect.”
Kim Pflaum on the track:
I’ve been a Flight Facilities fan for a long while, and was lucky enough to see them last year while at Austin City Limits. There’s something really special about their music that transports you to another time and place. When I listen to their music I always get the feeling I’m on holiday in Italy or Switzerland, driving through the alps in a classic car past pristine lakes and world class vistas. So it’s only natural that I’d want to cover one of their songs to try be a part of that. This track really speaks too me, the longing and unrequited love (well that’s how I read it) are topics that I feel are sort of my speciality! It reminds me of a great track by sixties group The Honeys ‘The One You Can’t Have (is the one that you want the most)’, that feeling of not being able to make it work with the person you really want to. I approached Alistair from Boycrush to work on the track with me and really happy with what we’ve come up with together! I love the almost MJ style baseline. I think it really suits this version. I hope you all like it too.
++ Catch her in London this Thursday, October 19th! More details here.
April 18, 2017 7:48 am
A new music video from MADEIRA for your viewing pleasure! Head over to Noisey to check out the video for “Come On Thru”, “the soundtrack to your happy-sad cathartic moments.”
Kim Pflaum on the video: “Shot one evening with dancer and performance artist, Zahra Killeen-Chance, it’s an abstract/minimalist take on a girl on the run. Hiding out in an old motel hoping to find space and independence from a regretful former lover in the wake of a tumultuous break-up.
After directing her two first videos Kim/Madeira was keen on working with some other directors to bring a new perspective to her music. Rowan Pierce who has done videos for the likes of Introverted Dancefloor and Boycrush, among others, seemed like a natural choice as his use of choreography to tell a story is something magical.”
“Come On Thru” is taken from MADEIRA’s Carpark debut, Bad Humors. It is available now on the Carpark shop and iTunes.
November 17, 2016 11:59 am
Race Banyon / Lontalius gave MADEIRA’s track “Manipulator” the remix treatment. Head over to Dummy to stream the breezy new mix. “Manipulator” is taken from MADEIRA’s debut EP Bad Humors, released earlier this year.
“Stylistically, it mixes the breezy, head-over-shoulder vocal delivery MADEIRA’s known for, with raindrop synth melodies and the clockwork rhythm style fellow New Zealand producer Race Banyon (bka Lontalius) deployed earlier in the year on this collaboration with DJ Dahi and Ty Dolla $ign. The end result is an affecting piece of work that nonchalantly looks backward before charging forward.”
Catch MADEIRA on her homecoming tour this month!
November 19th – Christchurch, NZ – Space Room
Novembre 25th – Auckland, NZ – Whammy Bar
November 26th – Wellington, NZ – Moon
October 10, 2016 11:16 am
New Zealand’s MADEIRA has shared a remix of her gauzy single “Come On Thru” by Washington, DC dream pop outfit Brett.
“[The remix] is inspired by early Weatherall and Oakenfold productions, as well as the textures found on the Moodhut and Future Times labels. The dance mix builds to a grooving bass line which compliments the soaring melodies of the original.” — Mike Coogan (of Brett)
The original “Come On Thru” can be found on MADEIRA’s debut EP Bad Humors, which is out now on Carpark Records. You can pick up a physical copy of the release on the shop or digitally via iTunes.
Having made her debut US performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, MADEIRA plays New York City for the very first time tonight at Brooklyn’s Manhattan Inn — don’t miss out. Tickets available here.
September 23, 2016 5:06 pm
“Pain is unavoidable. Hurt is a hurdle of unknowable difficulty. MADEIRA’s Bad Humors is about dealing with those problems by letting go of negative thoughts and embracing the wealth of positive possibilities. After touring the world with Yumi Zouma, the group she co-founded, Kim Pflaum left the band and moved to the seaside city of Auckland, New Zealand. The transition gave her plenty to write about. Thus, Pflaum started writing songs as MADEIRA, a solo project that began years earlier. New to Auckland, she spent her time songwriting—a way to figure out the past to make sense of the future.
The record is officially out today! Pick up a copy on the Carpark shop, iTunes or in a record store near you. The album is also streaming via Spotify and Apple Music.
Catch her in the states this fall! Tickets on sale now.
September 23rd – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
September 28th – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
October 1st – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC
October 10th – Manhattan Inn – Brooklyn, NY