Kylie Auldist’s fresh, powerful and soulful style has already attracted comparisons with some of the best soul and funk singers in the world, including Nicole Willis and Sharon Jones. Having provided guest vocals on previous releases by fellow Australian kings of funk The Bamboos, Kylie has already seen the plaudits flooding in from well-respected personalities worldwide.
With masterful production by Lance Ferguson and ultra-tight instrumental backing from The Bamboos, this album is a masterclass in pure, sweet soul, red-hot funk and every sonic stop in between, showcasing the power and versatility of Kylie’s voice and songwriting. An intense slice of deep, atmospheric soul, in this version Kylie’s voice is packed with longing and smoky blues and complemented by the Bamboos’ horn section, taking a break from the staccato hooks and pouring on a generous layer of soulful harmony.
Kylie Auldist possesses an undeniable and distinctive natural vocal talent and has been singing from the moment she could talk. She performed for years with a variety of funk bands in Melbourne and played stacks of gigs, festivals and also TV appearances. She then joined The Bamboos, touring Australia and landing on the fair shores of Brighton, UK, in 2007, where Tru Thoughts – having already heard her beautifully soulful delivery on The Bamboos’ acclaimed album Rawville – finally snapped her up after witnessing her spectacular and charismatic live performance.
Just Say is an album full of finds – sprinkled with Kylie’s characteristically uplifting, sun-soaked vibe, and boasting backing vocals that feel like a blissful breeze, catchy, funky brass hooks and dance-the-night-away percussion – which is guaranteed to have you donning your flip-flops and rhythmically stoking up the barbie by track two.