Kayla Painter has very much earned a glowing reputation within Bristol and further afield for her infinitely textured, mesmerising electronic soundscapes. And with each new release, her sound unfurls further spellbinding vibrancy, as evidenced by her latest double A-side release. We caught up with the Bristol-based artist to find out her fave food on tour, dreams of playing in Sydney and more.

The three-track single features a remix of ‘Precipitation’ by Manchester’s W.H. Lung and follows on from Kayla Painter’s first release on vinyl, on Giles Peterson’s Brownswood recordings imprint. Imbued with ethereal, swirling instrumentation ‘Fortitude Valley’ evokes a hypnotic dancefloor euphoria and is followed by the twinkling ambience of ‘Sleep in the Understory’. Across the tracks, Painter fabricates an immersive world, that at points calls to mind the transcendental sonic fauna of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, offering a dusky, shimmering slice of escapism.

With Future Bubblers 3.0 and her new singles out now, get to know Kayla Painter In Short…

Three words to describe my music…

experimental abstract electronic

Last photo on your phone…

Favourite instagram account…

@mishi.may

The best venue I’ve played…

EartH Hackney

Earliest song you remember…

Steelers Wheel – Steamboat Row

The worst job I’ve ever had…

working in home insurance – my boss was as close to david brent as you could imagine. probably closer actually. he asked me to bring in samosas for a party once because i’m indian. (i’m not) (and I didnt).

Favourite food on tour…

chips with loads of salt and vinegar

My Favourite word…

I really don’t know. I’m not that good with words. Bivouac is a pretty good word.

Things that cheer me up…

Cats. Sleeping. Walking. listening to Belinda Blinked.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…

Probably Sydney Australia so I could invite the other half of my family that have not seen what I do to a show. I don’t think I’d go down that well there though.. so maybe somewhere more appropriate like Iceland or Berlin.

I think you should listen to… 

Death of Pragmatism – Throwing Snow

If I could see anyone play live it would be…

Bowie. I’d really like to see David Byrne whilst he’s still up and about.