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muzic.net.nz 20th Anniversary with Written By Wolves, Skinny Hobos, Dead Favours, Coridian and Rebel Sound Radio. Auckland May 4 2019!

Renowned for equal parts uplifting / tear inducing live shows, Bakers achingly raw lyrics intertwined with rich melodies and emotive vocal tone come together on this, his self titled debut EP due for release on March 21st.

With a voice producing shades of Motown-era soul, Louis Baker’s song writing skills and striking sound leaves no question as to why international media have touted him as one to watch.

Featuring five tracks, the EP includes two songs written over six years ago, uncovering an emotional maturity at Louis’ young age of 17. On opening track Birds, he endeavours to fathom a man’s broken heart, followed by the realization that everything will work out in the end with Heavy Stone. This leads to Love, a song that holds a message of hope and openness.

Back On My Feet is a reminder of the power of music, and the value it has in our society. The final and fifth track The Way was written while he attended the Red Bull Music Academy in New York City. His first overseas trip, Baker had a vision of being in space and looking back at the earth leading to a greater perspective and understanding of humanity.

The EP was recorded in London over four days in a North London studio last June with producer Andy Lovegrove (Breaks Co-Op, Supergrass) they kept the songs simple with just guitar, vocals and string arrangements.

The result is a beautiful collection of mesmerizing melodies with a hint of melancholy to stir the soul.

Pre order the EP on iTunes here or from bandcamp here.

To celebrate the release, Louis Baker will begin the EP release tour in his hometown of Wellington at the San Fran Bathhouse on the date of release - Friday 21st March.

LOUIS BAKER EP NORTH ISLAND RELEASE TOUR

Fri 21 March @ SFBH, Wellington
Sat 22 March @ 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth
Sun 23 March @ Sawmill, Leigh
Wed 26 March @ Ake Ake Vineyard, Kerikeri
Fri 28 March @ Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sat 29 March @ Major Toms, Mt Maunganui
Thurs 3 April @ King St, Masterton
Fri 4 April @ St Peters Hall, Paekakariki

Tickets available from http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/ except Auckland (Tuning Fork) where tickets are available from http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/

LOUIS BAKER EP TRACK LISTING

1. Birds
2. Heavy Stone
3. Love
4. Back On My Feet
5. The Way

"This body of work is an intimate glimpse inside one of the many windows of my expression." – Louis Baker

“Baker's beautiful voice, [is] delicate and fragile, yet at the same time imbued with an emotional maturity” - The Next2Shine

LOUIS BAKER EP - out Fri 21 March 2014

Available from all good record stores iTunes and Bandcamp

 

http://www.louisbaker.co.nz/
www.facebook.com/louisjbaker
www.twitter.com/louisjbaker
www.youtube.com/user/MrLJBaker
www.soundcloud.com/louisbaker

 

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