Kate Miller-Heidke
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Kate Miller-Heidke

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Pop Rock


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"Album review"

‘A stunning collection that demonstrates exactly why she’s one of our most exciting musicians.” - Crikey Daily Review

"Album review"

“Kate Miller-Heidke is a genius. Her unique mix of operatic singing and pop music is a thing of beauty. Her voice is much more than a supremely versatile instrument – it’s a weapon. … There are quirky alt-pop jams, soft ballads, songs that rock out – it’s a perfectly pitched blend of everything she has done best on albums past.” - The Mercury, Tasmania Australia

"Album review"

“O Vertigo! delivers everything we have come to expect from a Kate Miller-Heidke album: impressive vocals, unique style and a willingness to push the musical boundaries to create a fun and quirky album.” - Beat Magazine

"Album review"

“The finest vocals in Australian music... O Vertigo! is stunning”- - The Border Mail

"Album review"

‘A career-best album… Miller-Heidke hits it out of the park, delivering the sort of indie-pop for adults you feel she was always trying to make. … O Vertigo! is an album of smart, challenging and mature pop music.’ - Rolling Stone


2014 – O Vertigo!        

2013 – Heavenly Sounds Live    

2012 – Nightflight

2011 – Fatty Gets a Stylist

2009 – Live At The Hi-Fi                    

2008 – Curiouser

2007 – Little Eve         

2006 – Circular Breathing EP   

2004 – Telegram EP



New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones described her songs as “a big clutch of Pantone swatches”. American writer Neil Gaiman compared her voice to “being fucked by butterflies”. When people discuss Kate Miller-Heidke, the metaphors have to be big, in order to match that monumental voice. 

March 2014 saw Kate Miller-Heidke release her 4th studio album, O Vertigo!, her first independent release.  The album was funded entirely by the direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic, with Kate smashing the records for quickest and most successful crowdfunding campaign by an Australian artist.  Kate achieved her goal in only 3 days, and the campaign went on to reach over 215% of it’s original target.


Prior to this, Kate released 3 studio albums through Sony. Her 2012 album, Nightflight, debuted at #2 on the ARIA album charts and #1 on the iTunes album charts, while previous releases Little Eve and Curiouser achieved gold and double-platinum sales.


In 2009 Kate became the first Australian to win the grand prize in the International Songwriting Competition for ‘Caught In The Crowd’. ‘Last Day On Earth’ was the 3rd most-played song on Australian radio in 2009. In recent years Kate tour the US, UK, Asia and Europe extensively as well as performing over 100 shows with Ben Folds, appearing on his latest album “Lonely Avenue”, and supporting the newly-reformed Ben Folds Five in stadiums across America.


In 2012 she opened the Coachella Festival in California and on returning to Australia Kate performed a series of sold-out shows in churches, cathedrals and theatres around the country on her Heavenly Sounds tour. These intimate acoustic shows formed the basis the Heavenly Sounds Live album that all contributors to Kate’s PledgeMusic campaign received as a free bonus.  She also toured India for the first time, performing in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi.


Her electronic side project with collaborator/husband Keir Nuttall, Fatty Gets A Stylist, released their debut album in 2011 and made waves in the US after appearing in a commercial for the New York Lottery, the song received airplay on America’s largest radio station Z100.  A new Fatty Gets A Stylist album is in the works for 2015.


If electronic and pop music weren’t keeping her busy enough, Kate recently performed several roles for the English National Opera.  In 2013 she appeared on stage as a holographic projection in their original production “Sunken Garden”, while in 2012 she appeared in “The Death of Klinghoffer”, a role she will be performing again in 2014 for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Kate studied classical voice at the Queensland Conservatorium, and her previous opera roles include Flora in The Turn of the Screw and Baby Jane in Jerry Springer the Opera, at the Sydney Opera House. She is currently writing an opera for Opera Australia, set to debut next year.

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