Kim Smith’s “Nova Noir,” live at the Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, April 2 — with special guest star, Karen Kohler!

Kim Smith, Photo by Larry Hamilton for Blue Photography

Kim Smith, Photo by Larry Hamilton for Blue Photography, 2014.

Kim Smith returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, Wednesday, April 2nd with “Nova Noir.”

$10 advance online sale, or $15 at the door.
Doors open at 7pm, programme at 7:30.
Le Poisson Rouge – 158 Bleeker Street, NYC

Award-winning Australian cabaret performer, Kim Smith, charts a dark and whimsical path through a neo-Weimar pop-fantasia of genre-bending pop and peculiar period treasures with “Nova Noir.”  Mining his debut album, Nova, Smith gives his own electropop originals a decadent 1920′s treatment, while re-imagining works by Weimar-era composers, and modern-day artists alike, including: Friedrich Hollaender, Cher, Kurt Weill, the Supremes, Hanns Eisler, and myriad glittering others.

Karen Kohler

Master of the European Songbook, Karen Kohler.

Nova Noir comes to life at the hands of accordionist/music director Benjamin Ickies  (House of Yes, This Ambitious Orchestra), and his rogue band of marauding musicians, and features a special guest performance by cabaret legend, KAREN KOHLER!

 

Listen to our studio recording of “Padam” below, and click through to purchase $10 advance online sale tickets!

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, New York City 

“He happily considers himself as a misfit, and goes about proving his point in several languages. There’s no one else around these days offering the kind of cabaret that he does so compellingly. Well, maybe Ute Lemper, but that’s it. Smith needs to be seen, and now.”

David Finkle, The Village Voice, New York City

Kim Smith’s Nova Noir at the Manderley Bar, Jan 20!

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013. Image by RAM Imagery.

Kim Smith’s Nova Noir will take the stage at The Manderley Bar (at the McKittrick Hotel) on January 20, at 10:30PM in a free concert, conjuring the glitter and doom of Weimar-era Germany, and the electronic heartbeat of modern pop in a Frankenstein’s monster of genre-mashing and music making.

Fronting a too-talented band led by the inimitable Benjamin Ickies, Kim Smith performs his own electropop originals alongside peculiar period treasures, incorporating works by Friedrich Hollaender, Kylie Minogue, Kurt Weill, Madonna, The Supremes, Mischa Spoliansky, and myriad others.

Kim Smith/Nova Noir January 20, 10:30PM at The Manderley Bar/The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC). FREE!

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, NYC

“He happily considers himself as a misfit, and goes about proving his point in several languages. There’s no one else around these days offering the kind of cabaret that he does so compellingly. Well, maybe Ute Lemper, but that’s it. Smith needs to be seen, and now.”

David Finkle, The Village Voice, New York City

Kim Smith Live at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie, Oct. 31!

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Come, celebrate Halloween in style at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie!

October 31st sees my return to Café Sabarsky, where I’ll again chart a dark and whimsical path through disfigured pop and peculiar period treasures, conjuring the decadence and decay of 1920′s berlin.  Singing in French, German and English, pianist Steven Ray Watkins and I will perform reimagined works by Weimar-era composers and modern day artists alike, including Hans Eisler, Kurt Weill, Kylie Minogue, Cher, and Friedrich Hollaender, among numerous, glittering others.

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, NYC

The performance is at 9pm, preceded by a prix-fixe dinner at 7 p.m. Combined cost is $110 (dinner $65, performance $45; purchased together).

To purchase tickets, please click here, or call +1 (212) 628-6200, ext. 485.

Neue Galerie New York is a museum devoted to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design, exploring the special relationship that existed then between the fine arts (of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka) and the decorative arts (created at the Wiener Werkstätte by such well-known figures as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Adolf Loos). The Galerie is located at 1048 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

Listen below to Edith Piaf’s classic, “Padam” as transformed by myself and Benjamin Ickies, in our ’90′s trip-hop studio recording:

“(Smith) embodies all that is unique about this art form — it would be a challenge to look away from him. There isn’t an extraneous gesture, expression, word or note. He has chiseled away everything that is unimportant to get down to a precise core. This is cabaret at its best and most interesting!”

Arthur Frank, Cabaret Scenes Magazine, New York City

Kim Smith’s Halloween Single, ZOMBIEZ, Out Now!

Kim-Smith: Zombiez Remix EP Cover Art. Image by RAM Imagery, design by Liam Curry. 2013

Kim-Smith: Zombiez Remix EP Cover Art. Image by RAM Imagery, design by Liam Curry. 2013

My Halloween-themed Zombie-stomper is out now on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, worldwide!

Written by Crush Boys/Germany (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp) with Charlie Mason, and produced by Mans Ek, Zombiez is taken from my debut pop album, NOVA, and is given new undead life with a stunning remix by Ricardo Autobahn (as featured in the video below).

“Kim sounds seductively magnificent amidst the swirling, hypnotic beeps and bleeps. He conjures to life the vivid, clever lyrics (well done Crush Boys & Charlie Mason), luring you into a new mesmerising state with meticulous spellbinding ease. It’s magnificent, and a study in how electro-pop can still have personality, wit and flair. So get your Monster Mash on with this aces ditty this Hallowe’en and let Kim Smith (the best Kim since Wilde and Sims) wow you with this song that Sharon Needles would kill for. Genius.”

MyFizzyPop

Cover art is by Liam Curry, with photography by the incredible RAM Imagery, also responsible for the Jealous music video.

Listen, download, share and dance!

Never Ever: Chameleon Musique’s Glitter Ball Remix

Antipodean singer Kim Smith’s second single, Never Ever, gets a magical, disco makeover at the hands of Chameleon Musique. Listen below, and writhe in glittery ecstasy!

Written by Måns Ek (STIM), Crush Boys (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp) (GEMA), and Charlie Mason (ASCAP). Produced by Mans Ek, mastered by Jonas Ekstrom.

Never Ever is available now through iTunes and Amazon!

Kim’s debut pop album, Nova, is one week away from release — below is a sneak peek at the stunning album artwork, by NYC photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez, for RAM IMAGERY.

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim Smith, NOVA. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

New Single “Never Ever” Out Now!

Kim Smith: Never Ever

Never Ever cover art by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY; design by Liam Curry. © 2013 Ninthwave Records

Kim’s new single, Never Ever is now available worldwide on iTunes!

Written by Måns Ek (STIM), Crush Boys (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp) (GEMA), and Charlie Mason (ASCAP), and with a fantastic lyric video by Michael Perks (produced by Daniel A. Donnelly), Never Ever has been praised as “stunning and addictive” by www.myfizzypop.com:

“Kim brings the song to life with his beguiling vocals, injecting the lyrics with a studied heart and passion that is hard to resist. He effortlessly recreates the sounds of classic 80s synth bands yet manages to remain distinct with his own tonal qualities. He is the anchor of the song, holding together all the elements and steering them to an exhilarating conclusion.”

Never Ever is the second single from Smith’s forthcoming debut pop album, Nova, and features remixes by Ricardo Autobahn, Chameleon Musique, and DJ J-Mi & Midi-D.  Download the single EP on iTunes!

Kim will performing Never Ever and all 10 other original electro-pop tracks from Nova, live at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, Tuesday, May 28, NYC. Click HERE for more information.

Never Ever cover art by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY; design by Liam Curry.

© 2013 Ninthwave Records

Kim Smith performs “Nova: An Electropop Fantasia,” at Joe’s Pub, May 28!

Kim Smith live at Joe's Pub NYC, May 28, 9:30PM

Kim Smith live at Joe’s Pub NYC, May 28, 9:30PM

Kim Smith will perform all eleven tracks from his upcoming debut pop album, Nova, at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, on Tuesday, May 28th, 9:30PM.  Featuring the singles “Jealous” and “Never Ever,” Nova’s sound has been likened to the Pet Shop Boys, George Michael and Robyn, and features an all-electronic band helmed by music director David Berger (with Stephanie Brown, Steve Dawson and Silya!).

$15 cover. Call (212) 967.7555 or visit www.joespub.com for reservations.

“Smith needs to be seen, and now” – The Village Voice

Nova will be released under Ninthwave Records, and features eleven pop originals, including the singles “Jealous,” and “Never Ever.”  Nova is produced by Måns Ek, and written by a galaxy of talent, including: Charlie Mason, Måns Ek, Dirty Dasmo, Crush Boys (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp), Erik Gold, Dirk Homuth, Johan Emmoth, Erik Lidbom, Richard Hymas, John Matthews, Anders Lystell, Linda Stenmark, Florian Buba, and Neele Ternes.

“a genuinely stunning debut single. Entirely enticing, utterly intoxicating and ferociously fabulous.” -Fizzy Pop

“high-energy, sexy, and entertaining” -Taking Over The Universe

“Never Ever” is available now on iTunes!

“Jealous” is available now on iTunes. Watch the official Jealous music video (by the incredible RAM Imagery) below:

“Jealous” EP and Music Video Unleashed!

Video

Kim Smith’s debut single, “Jealous,” is NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes and Amazon worldwide!  Described as “high-energy, sexy, and entertaining,” Jealous is drawing comparisons to The Pet Shop Boys, Brandon Hilton, and Robyn.

Also unveiled here is the official music video for Jealous, created by the incredible Mauricio Rodriguez of RAM Imagery!

Watch and share the video, download the EP, and dance!

Jealous EP Cover Art. Image by RAM IMAGERY, design by LIAM CURRY.

Jealous EP Cover Art. Image by RAM IMAGERY, design by LIAM CURRY.

Jealous EP tracklist:

Jealous (Radio Edit)
Jealous (VIBEKINGZ Remix)
Jealous (Stormby’s Green-Eyed Monster Remix)
Jealous (Stormby’s Extended Green-Eyed Monster Remix)
Written by Erik Gold/Charlie Mason, Produced by Mans Ek, Mastered by Jonas Ekstrom.