Estère along with her trusty companion Lola (MPC) will re-release her debut album digitally on the 6th March with 2 exclusive remixes by Grayson Gilmour & Paddy Fred. Her self-titled seven track album, which was initially released as a free download via bandcamp, amassed her 4000 downloads within the first month of release and led to her signing with French tastemaker label No Format on their imprint label Prospect.
In honour of her European release Estère is simultaneously putting out this NZ only iTunes digital release featuring two bonus remixes by producers Grayson Gilmour, reworking Patchwork Solider and up and coming producer Paddy Fred on ‘I Spy’.
“Basically, I decided to construct an entirely new song around Estère’s vocals, playing with all kinds of arrangements before hitting this one, it’s a strange mix of influences which crosses a few borders. Enjoy!” says Grayson of the remix.
Album pre-orders are available now with an instant free download of her single I Spy
– pre-order here : http://bit.ly/1DyHGAd
The NZ Music Awards Critics Choice finalist was credited by influential North American blog Afropunk as being at #4 in their top 20 albums of the year alongside the likes of D’Angelo, Prince and FKA Twigs. Furthermore her debut single ‘I Spy’ was placed at #2 for top singles of the year and it’s video was also ranked at #2. 2014 was an extraordinary year of achievements for Estère including opening for international acts Erykah Badu, Aloe Blacc, Katy Tunstall and Morcheeba. She also graced the cover of Time Out Magazine in April, performed at the NZ Silver Scroll Awards, completed her first European tour plus a nine date tour in New Caledonia.
Estere and Lola will be touring in April with limited tickets available for each show, dates to be announced.
Upcoming shows :
28 Feb – Music at Matua
7 March – Homegrown
13 March – Womad
14 March – Womad
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