Miles Calder Announces Album Release Tour 2021 w/ Full Band

Wellington singer-songwriter Miles Calder will embark on a nationwide tour this April and May in celebration of his debut solo album Autopilot Life, out today.

The ten shows will see Miles and his band perform in intimate venues across Aotearoa, captivating audiences with a dynamic set ranging from floating atmospheric ballads to chomping rock n roll.

Miles CalderFour years on since his folk/Americana self-titled release with former backing band The Rumours and time living overseas, Miles has emerged with a renewed sound, fresh songs, and new band. His new album Autopilot Life takes influence from late 60’s and 70s psychedelic era, evoking early Lennon and late-era Beatles as much as the alt-rock of contemporaries like Kevin Morby and Father John Misty.

On the surface, it’s subject matter relates to the ending of a long-term relationship. But Miles admits, what could’ve been just a ‘breakup album’ turned into something more universal:  “I realised that I was in a relationship, job, and daily routine that I didn’t want to be in, because I never stuck my head up to check.  I could have just read the lyrics of these songs I was writing.”

Accompanying the release of Autopilot Life is a live music video of the title track, performed at Radio New Zealand’s Auckland studio’s last December. The single is the anchor point for the album’s contemplative theme, explains Miles: “Most of the songs on Autopilot Life relate to living an unexamined life. The overall float-like feel of this song is like the ignorance-is-bliss waking dream state with the vocals crying out from under it.” 


Listen/Watch Title Track

Announces Album Release Tour 2021
w/ Full Band 

Friday, April 16th – Dunedin – Dive
Saturday, April 17th – Christchurch – Wunderbar
Friday, April 30th – Blenheim – The Plant
Saturday, May 1st – Golden Bay – The Mussel Inn
Thursday, May 13th – Auckland – Wine Cellar
Friday, May 14th – Leigh – Sawmill
Saturday, May 15th – Tauranga – Jam Factory
Friday, May 21nd – Napier – Paisley Stage
Saturday, May 22nd – Palmerston North – Snails
Friday, June 4th – Wellington – Meow

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