Kira Puru is here to teach you how to ‘Fly’
Off the back of two massive singles and on the eve of a sold-out headlining tour and equally bonkers festival dates, the self-titled EP of Melbourne wonder KIRA PURU is finally upon us. To celebrate she’s unveiled its third single, ‘Fly’ – and it’s a groovalicious dancefloor number with more crisp basslines and innuendo than we know what to do with.
Kira Puru is one of those talents that needs no introduction, but since that’s sort of my job and all, I’ll have to do it anyway. She’s been crafting killer electro-pop since her 2015 debut ‘All Dulled Out’, but it wasn’t until her 2017 hit ‘Tension’ that she became a nationally recognised name. With a defiant dance-rock attitude, ‘Tension’ has scored over a million streams alone. Dropping in 2018, ‘Molotov’ was a worthy sequel, with Kira‘s infectious confidence oozing through every hook and beat. The success of these singles earned her two sold out headline shows, as well as spots at Curve Ball, Groovin the Moo, and even a chance to cover Katy Perry on Triple J’s Like a Version. ‘Fly’ is one of five tracks on Kira Puru‘s self-titled EP, which was produced by Jon Hume (Sofi Tukker, E^ST) and promises to be “honest, fun and weird in all the right places.”
‘Fly’ is an amalgamation of everything Kira Puru has mastered over the past year. Driven by a crisp bassline and pounding percussion, Kira‘s hook-filled vocals dominate the mix with sassy confidence. She maintains that ‘Fly’ is “a serious work about the art of aviation” and that “any innuendo or double entendre is pure accident.” Yet with lines like “take your seat / row sixty-nine”, something tells me that ‘Fly’ might be about something other than the magical invention of the Wright brothers.
What’s really special about Kira Puru is that she’s created such a unique presence in Australia’s pop landscape. Every song oozes personality and soul with each hook and lyric. You get a sense of Kira Puru as this infectiously fun and passionate person who doesn’t take themselves too seriously. You can check out her self-titled EP right now, and you also owe it to yourself to catch one of her infamously nuts live shows to experience this talent for yourself.
KIRA PURU – FLY HEADLINE TOUR
Tickets on sale now
Friday 23 November | Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 24 November | The Lansdowne, Sydney NSW
Friday 30 November | Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT
Thursday 6 December – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC – NEW SHOW ADDED
Friday 7 December | The Sewing Room, Perth WA
KIRA PURU – FESTIVAL DATES
Saturday 22 September | Listen Out, Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT
Sunday 23 September | Listen Out, Perth WA – SOLD OUT
Saturday 29 September | Listen Out, Sydney NSW – SOLD OUT
Sunday 30 September | Listen Out, Brisbane QLD – SOLD OUT
Saturday 17 November | Spilt Milk, Canberra ACT – SOLD OUT
Saturday 1 December | Wine Machine, McLaren Vale SA
Saturday 8 December | HyperFest, Perth WA
WORDS BY MAX LEWIS