Watch List: Marvel At Kira Puru's Protean Talent
True, genuine talent announces itself: it resonates with a self-evident authenticity, an intuitively grounded individuality and a profoundly unapologetic honesty. True, genuine talent is also adaptable in its expression and enduring in its need to be realized. Upon happening across Australian vocalist, musician and writer, Kira Puru, it quickly became evident that we had found an artist who embodies and epitomizes all of the above. From doom-pop front-woman through to TV soundtracks, and from intimate solo shows through to her burgeoning electro-pop stylings, the evolution of Puru's musical journey has been anchored by the arresting magnetism of her superbly soul-brushed voice and the integrity of her genre-spanning creative vision.
Front and center when it comes to Puru's talent is her incredible voice: flush with a naturally rich vocal tone that is engagingly soulful, her voice comes burnished with the kind of bluesy inflections and jazzy hues that perfectly complement the emotional maturity of her moving, heartfelt delivery. Whether she is channeling the sultry menace of Kira Puru & The Bruise's brooding, melancholic doom-pop or the more fragile sensitivities and haunting vulnerabilities of her recent solo, alt/electro-pop debut, 'All Dulled Out', Puru radiates an authenticity of emotional expression that resonates with a genre-defying potency.
With a keen lyrical instinct for mining the darker currents of the human heart and soul in conjuring tales of desolate melancholy, woe betide emotion and sullen resentment, Puru has from the beginning of her creative journey proved to be confidently uncompromising when it comes to articulating her artistic vision. From crunching, doom-pop torment to her more recent hazy, electro swirl, Puru unapologetically challenges the listener to confront the often disorientating emotional realities that accompany the doubts, fears and insecurities that reside within us all.
Having formed doom-pop band, Kira Puru & the Bruise, in 2008, Puru spent the next four years touring Australia as front woman and primary songwriter, and subsequently went on to collaborate and tour with the likes of The Preatures, Paul Mac, Illy, M-Phazes, Urthboy and Paul Kelly. Having provided the theme-song for acclaimed Australian TV series 'Redfern Now', Puru released her debut solo single 'All Dulled Out' midway through 2015.