Miles Calder Announces His Tour With A New Song Live!

iles Calder is up from Wellington to tell us in-person about his upcoming tour and to perform his new song exclusively at The 13th Floor.

The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda sat down with Miles and asked him all about his Duo Tour and about the new tune, Workman Song, being released today.

Miles CalderWatch the interview and then groove to this special live performance.

Here’s the word on the tour:

April 21 2022: Wellington songwriter Miles Calder has announced a nationwide duo tour of Aotearoa for May through to July 2022. Nominated for Best Folk Artist at this year’s Aotearoa Music Awards, Miles returns off the back of his celebrated 2021 solo debut album Autopilot Life. Today, he shares a bonus track recorded in the Autopilot Life sessions ‘Workman Song,’ a rollicking folk-rock number about a vivid dream recalling figures from Miles’ time in New York.

With an abundance of new material to test out, Miles is itching to get out and play shows again. The upcoming tour features Miles alongside bandmate and guitar maestro Chris Armour, playing re-imagined, acoustic versions of previously released songs as well as upcoming singles. Audiences can expect an intimate and musically lush performance, with Miles’ spellbinding vocals and pristine arrangements taken to striking new territory. Kicking off in NZ Music Month on May 19 at The Boathouse in Nelson, the duo will journey to regional destinations around the country such as Ahuahu Villas in New Plymouth, and Paisley Stage in Napier. The tour is rounded out by a full-band show in hometown Wellington on June 11 with Nick George on drums, Steve Moodie on bass, and Dayle Jellyman on keys joining the fun on-stage.

Miles says: “It’s been a long time since I’ve done a run of acoustic shows, and we decided some upcoming singles are a great opportunity for sitting down with crowds and doing something more intimate. After being rather locked in over the summer, I’m excited to bring songs to audiences again, especially in this stripped-back way. We still really wanted to have a full band hometown show to cut loose and make some noise too!”

Miles is now moving into an exciting new period of creativity, working with Sam Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation) as a producer. The new work continues to build on the indie-folk and psychedelia that defined Autopilot Life, finding deeper atmospheres and rich arrangements that elevate Miles’ superb songwriting. Stay tuned for a new single ‘Pushing and Pulling’ before the tour gets underway.

Miles Calder
Pushing & Pulling Single Release Tour  

Thursday 19 May 2022 – The Boathouse, Nelson
Friday 20 May 2022 – Le Cafe, Picton
Saturday 21 May 2022 – Mussel Inn, Golden Bay
Thursday 26 May 2022 – Ahuahu Villas, New Plymouth
Friday 27 May 2022 The Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Saturday 28 May 2022 – Vogelmorn Hall, Wellington
Friday 3 June 2022 – Paisley Stage, Napier
Saturday 4 June 2022 – St. Peters Hall, Paekakariki
Sunday 5 June 2022 –  Secret Show, Lincoln, Selwyn
Saturday 11 June 2022 – San Fran, Wellington (FULL BAND)
Saturday July 2nd – The Wine Cellar, Auckland (Miles solo)

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Miles Calder

Miles Calder is an indie-folk songwriter from Pōneke / Wellington. The former frontman of The Rumours, he released his debut solo album Autopilot Life in 2021, a self-reflective delve into waking up from an unexamined life, dressed in a psychedelic folk-rock palette that evoked late-era Beatles as much as contemporaries like Kevin Morby and Father John Misty. The album won over new fans and critics alike and led to a nomination for a prestigious Aotearoa Music Award (Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Folk Artist 2022).

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