MissLadyJK

Observations from a performer and creator who likes bunny rabbits and Abyssinian cat antics, vintage attire, craft-y finds, health and fitness, snooker and AFC. Follow me @ladybunnyjk


Last week, I was lucky enough to be a part of the video shoot for Mikill Pane’s new single “Kings” featuring Yerosha.

Having made-up Yerosha’s beautiful face before, I knew she could take any look, no matter how subtle or extreme and still shine through and make it her own. But I am a lover of painting outside the box, as it were, so I was delighted when I found out we were going for an ice-queen look, with references to the recent Illamasqua campaign.

It was fun to work with the different textures of glitter and gold leaf. Using false lashes on the lower lash only, worked a treat.

Big thank you to the lovely team from Racked films for having me and hairstylist Joel Benjamin.

The single is taken from the forthcoming EP, The Morris Dancer, which is set to be released February 13th on Invader records, available on itunes. CHECK IT!

http://soundcloud.com/laurainvader/sets/mikill-pane-the-morris-dancer/s-ipaDp

http://mikillpane.com/

www.rackedfilms.com

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/YeroshaMusic

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/pages/Joel-Benjamin-Freelance-Hair-stylist/132152850237968

"Cover me in Stardust" collection starts today….

It has been a while since I posted up new music. I’ve been developing the Golden rabbit blueprints and in the process, re-discovered some of my influences and favorite artists. I’ve never been one to do covers before but………..I’ve enjoyed re-creating them in a G.R fashion so I will be releasing one a week throughout March every Bunday, erm, I mean Monday……..starting today.
Thought it would be a lot of fun and a good way to introduce myself to the world.

The collection is called “Cover me in Stardust”. As it is an introduction to Golden Rabbit, each track has been chosen to represent more than one of my influences, as I will explain through the weeks.

I have made them all myself and so they are not perfect, not even close, so forgive me my faults! They are my interpretations and not meant to be exact replicas.

I will be hand crafting some physical copies in my wondrous crafting studio, so give me a shout if you would like one. They will also be available to download for free on http://soundcloud.com/goldenrabbit and live performance videos will follow on here http://www.youtube.com/user/GOLDENRABBITuk.

"We were stardust at the start, and we will leave the way we came." - G.R

The reason I chose “Silent all these years”…..

This is the first part of my “Cover me in Stardust” E.P.
"Silent all these years" by Tori Amos.

As it is an introduction to Golden Rabbit, each track has been chosen to represent more than one of my influences, as I will explain……

Tori Amos was the first singer-songwriter I got into and the reason I first became a bright red-head. She taught me how to be playful as a singer and how to push the boundaries of traditional writing structures and movement.  Mozart piano concertos had a similar influence on my writing techniques but this was a more obvious choice to cover!

I decided to do an a-cappella version as a nod to “Me and a gun” from her first album, “Little Earthquakes” It was such a brave, raw and emotional expression and was the first time I’d heard a song done in that way. It opened my mind to trying different ideas for recording. You may not be able to learn much about my musical style from this one, but it is me laying myself bare, warts and all.

I added the clock (which is a mantle clock from my father) as my dad collected clocks and repaired them when I was little. It seemed like there were hundreds and every Sunday, on Sundays only,  he started them all up and the chimes filled the house every 15mins. ‘Time’ was constantly around me, and seeing as it’s taken me a while to release Golden Rabbit into the wilds, it seemed appropriate.

I know this is a rather self indulgent choice as my first cover to unleash, but this is how I feel.  “I have been here, silent all these years.”
But not any more:0)

Download my version here for free:
http://soundcloud.com/goldenrabbit/silent-all-these-years-excuse-me

Check out the one and only Tori Amos here: http://www.toriamos.com/

Part 2: “True Love will find you in the end” by Daniel Johnston.

Part 2 of my ” Cover me in Stardust” covers collection ……

"True Love will find you in the end"

This is by the one and only, Daniel Johnston.
He captures such purity and beauty in his songs and artwork. I am drawn to the honesty in his work as are the many others inspired by him to cover his music.
I chose this song, not just because it is my fav Daniel song but also because Beck did a great little cover of this for the “Late great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered” album.

I am a huge Beck admirer and virtually wore out my Cd player when I got hold of the “Seachange” album. (Old skool, I know!) It’s texture and cinematic depth blew me away and reminded me of the some of my favourite production techniques I had heard in the Nigel Godrich Radiohead recordings.

Anyway, more about that another time!
Hope you enjoy this one.

Download for free here: http://soundcloud.com/goldenrabbit/true-love-will-find-you

Check out Daniels work here: http://www.hihowareyou.com/

The original song by the man himself over the trailer for the documentary about him “The devil and Daniel Johnston:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ucN4DActxA

Beck’s cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=dYKUPb-x-EU

Buy Beck’s “Seachange” album here: http://www.fairsharemusic.com/release/sea-change-1
(Fairshare music donate half the money of every download to a charity of your choice! Brilliant)

lovely lovely song. I really enjoy singing this one! “True love will find you in the end” (featuring Puffycat on backing vocals!) x

Here are some pics from behind the scenes at the recent Mikill Pane video “Cut back FFWD” featuring Little Bear.

Really pleased with the make-up on this one. Great to do two contrasting looks and really bring out Little Bears beautiful features.

www.mikillpane.com/

http://www.ursaminorlittlebear.com/

buy the Morris Dancer E.P here and let your money work for other people who need it whilst your at it: http://www.fairsharemusic.com/release/the-morris-dance-ep

http://cerysrebecca.tumblr.com/

hair by the wonderful: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joel-Benjamin-Freelance-Hair-stylist/132152850237968

Part 3 of my ” Cover me in Stardust” covers collection …… “Thinking about you” by Radiohead.

I hold Radiohead in a special place in my heart. I used to live in Nottingham and travelled up to Manchester a lot on the trains for work, obsessively playing their albums on repeat all the way their and all the way back. It was the music and Thom’s voice of course, but I also loved the dynamics of the production (good old Nigel Godrich).
I didn’t want to be too predictable so I choose my favourite song from their under-rated first album, “Pablo Honey”. Appropriately, about obsession, it’s quite straight forward as far as songs go (structurally and lyrically) and Anyone can play guitar, right? :) so I wanted to make it different to the original.


Apart from the odd bit of reversed mandolin(!) I thought I’d park the stringed instruments and focus on some of the analogue synths (Tetra/Jomox/Bass station). Not only are the old analogues a large part of the Golden Rabbit sound, this also meant that I could refer to another influence too: my fav old computer games……. namely Zelda and MarioKart!

Buy Pablo Honey and the original Thinking about you here: http://www.fairsharemusic.com/release/pablo-honey
(Fairshare music donate half the money of every download to a charity of your choice-blooming fantastic!)

"THINKING ABOUT YOU" (RADIOHEAD COVER) BY GOLDEN RABBIT

Free download of the instrumental….xxxx

Free Download xxx