Sia Colour the Small One

// January 18th, 2015 // 2 Comments » // Music, Sia

Sia Colour the Small One

This is the US debut from the voice behind Zero 7 and the soundtrack Six Feet Under: Everything Ends. CD features remixes from Four Teta and Ulrich Schnauss and b-sides exclusive to the US release.

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Includes ‘The Bully’ that was co-written with Beck. Astralwerks. 2006. Listening to Colour the Small One seems almost rude, as though you’ve just crept into someone’s bedroom unannounced and read their diary, or even eavesdropped into a private conversation. A lot of this is down to Sia’s voice; a soft, intimate, languorous affair that has the unsettling effect of being simultaneously sad and seductive. A couple of years on from her R&B-tinged debut and those classic pairings with Zero 7, the Australian vocalist has come a long way. The music here consists of basic frameworks of rhythm, enhanced by subtle percussion, folky harmonica and nothing more obtrusive than that secretive, melancholic voice. There’s certainly room to breathe and Sia unfolds at her own leisurely pace. Opener “Rewrite” works the sad verse/sunny chorus formula to perfection, while “Sunday” turns “Strawberry Fields” harmonium into big orchestral trip-hop. “Sweet Potato” sours the flow, sounding contrived and too like Nelly Furtado for its own good, but “Bully”, a collaboration with Beck Hansen, has a sweet melody that belies its subject matter. As cries for help go, this is up there with the best. —Paul Tierney

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Sia Some People Have Real Problems

// January 16th, 2015 // 3 Comments » // Music, Sia

Sia Some People Have Real Problems [+video]

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Sia Lady Croissant

// January 15th, 2015 // 2 Comments » // Music, Sia

Sia recorded live at Bowery Ballroom in NYC

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Sia’s debut US album Colour The Small One has received enormous success over the past year. The album features the unforgettable song Breathe Me which also appeared in the final scene from the groundbreaking series Six Feet Under. This single exploded with fans and critics alike, and brought long overdue attention to Sia’s stunning voice. Astralwerks is now thrilled to release a new mini LP by Sia, Lady Croissant, which was recorded live at Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

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This performance includes eight songs from both the Zero 7 and Sia catalogue. This recorded live performance captures Sia at an incredible height, performing such songs as Numb , Don’t Bring Me Down, Distractions and Breathe Me . This CD also features a brand new studio track titled Pictures. Sia has built an devoted fan base and will surely capture her audience again with this live release. Her current sales history with Colour The Small One is over 80,000 scanned to date and the Six Feet Under Soundtrack Vol. 2 is nearly at 100,000 units sold. This unique release will give listeners a taste of what Sia’s compelling and heartfelt concerts are all about.

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Some People Have Real Problems by Sia

// August 5th, 2014 // 3 Comments » // Music, Sia

Some People Have Real Problems by Sia

2008 solo release from the vocalist best known for her work with Zero 7. Some People Have Real Problems is an upbeat and genre-defying collection that perfectly captures her powerful vocals and distinctive lyrics. 13 tracks including the first single ‘Day Too Soon’. After a smattering of success surrounding her inclusion in the Six Feet Under series finale with the song “Breathe Me,” and collaborations with electronic stars Massive Attack and Zero 7, Sia (Furler) returns with a pop record that’s witty and touching, alternately funny and achingly melancholy.

Shades of Fiona Apple cross with Joss Stone’s blue-eyed soul. Sia shines on a terrifically sung take on the Kinks’ (by way of the Pretenders cover) “I Go To Sleep” and her own deeply felt “Lentil.” Many of these songs shimmer with a radio-friendly gloss, but the show belongs to this eccentric Australian, who bravely subverts the accessible production through winking and sometimes sinister lyrics. Beck guests on the metaphor-packed “Academia,” book-ending lines like “you’re a difficult equation with a knack for heart evasion” with a mournful chorus that strips away the lyrical cleverness to plumb the broken-hearted depths of a ruined relationship.

Check your enhanced CD for a truly strange video for the hidden bonus track, “Buttons,” in which Sia distorts her face using a wide variety of objects, including scotch tape, fishnet hose, and a condom, to name a few.

If this playing with her own image is Sia’s warning shot across the bow of a popular music industry obsessed with the visual, it’ll make you think twice about what you’re seeing, but can’t distract from the intoxicating soundscape she delivers. –Ben Heege

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Best of Sia

// August 3rd, 2014 // 2 Comments » // Music, Sia

Best of Sia

2012 release, a career-spanning retrospective for Adelaide-born, Los Angeles-based singer Sia Furler. Features current hit ‘Titanium’, a collaboration with dance artist David Guetta; songs from 2010’s acclaimed We Are Born; early material from her stint in Zero 7 and 2004’s Colour The Small One; and a CSS remix of ‘Buttons’.

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