Kira Puru shares five reasons why you should get down to her shows early
The electrifying Australian musician kicks off her national tour this weekend.
Over the last week, the music industry world has been at a battle over set-times. Should you not post them, encouraging people to get down early for the supports? Or by doing so, are you turning people off and preventing people - such as those with disabilities or without easy access to the venue due to public transport etc. - from attending the show altogether? There's a whole feature in there somewhere, so we're not going to dive into it too deep, but the general gist of the chat has shown that getting down early to shows is incredibly positive to the music world (if you're able to of course), and showing a bit of love to the support acts can often encourage them on their respective journies (and also, chances are, you're seeing some kick-ass acts that in the very near future, may be huge).
Kira Puru's national tour, which kicks off this weekend, has some of the heftiest support of acts of the year thus far. In addition to the electrifying, dynamic and continuously impressive Puru, Sydney musician Sparrows will be doing the national tour run (except Perth), and the local additions are an incredible bunch of forward-thinking female musicians who may very well be amongst Australia's most exciting: Perth's Your Girl Pho and Brontë, Ro in Melbourne, and XIRA in Sydney just among some of the Pilerats favourites you might encounter on the trip. You can find the full tour dates and support run-down below, but before then, let Kira Puru give you five great reasons you should rock up to her national tour early - and not just for the supports.
Front Row Spots
My copious sweating and impressively high kicks are best witnessed from the front row, so... get in early to cop that.
I can't drink as much as I used to be able to, but the upside of this though is that I have more money to spend on less booze and that basically means COCKTAILS. Anyone who has ever worked in hospitality knows what a drag it is when some a-hole orders a bunch of complex drinks when the bar is full though, so I'd suggest coming down early and having a fancy tipple or two while the vibe is chill. You might even catch me in my pre-show lush bitch mode. I'm not ashamed to say that I love my trash cocktails (ie: espresso martinis and White Russians) as much as I do a Dirty Martini or a Negroni.
EXCLUSIVE NEW MERCH
I have made a small run of KP shirts available only at these headline shows. They are fly as fuck (I designed them myself ;) ) and there's 20 or less in each size so if you're not there early to get em, you'll prob miss out FOREVER.
I felt really strongly about having a big femme presence on this tour, both on and off the stage. I wanted to prove that it wasn't that hard to book great bills with a strong female presence. I'm taking vocalist, songwriter and producer Sparrows with me on the whole tour. Her work is rad, edgy pop that swings from plush, hypnotic, glitchy ballads to full blown dance bops and back again. I'm really excited to see it all live. Check out her latest tune Over & Out.
Ro / Sannia / DVNA / XIRA / Your Girl Pho / Brontë
I'm so impressed with all the supports on this lineup tbqh. These are really some of Australia's most exciting new acts so you'd be stupid not to come and see a few for the bargain price of one single ticket.
Tour Dates (tickets HERE):
Fri, 23 November - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane (w/ Sparrows + DVNA)
Sat, 24 November - The Lansdowne, Sydney (w/ Sparrows + XIRA)
Fri, 30 November - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (w/ Sparrows + Sannia)
Thu, 6 December - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (w/ Sparrows + Ro)
Fri, 7 December - The Sewing Room, Perth WA (w/ Your Girl Pho + Brontë)
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