Kellie’s new EP is called Fragile States.
It is the first new solo material from Lloyd since her acclaimed second album Magnetic North, released in 2012, and collects material drawn from several different recording sessions between 2013–2015.
The six songs reflect the variety of circumstances in which they were recorded, with the first three songs based on guitar and the others, including the eight-minute “Tunnel Music”, on piano.
Two songs have been previously released, but are now next to impossible to find. “Scene Of The Crime”, the hookiest and hardest-rocking song here, originally appeared on a Mere Noise Singles Club 7”, with Branko Cosic on drums. “Paradigms” was also a singles club release, for Brisbane institution Tym’s Guitars.
“They were just random recording sessions. They all had a purpose, but there was never a thread. The piano songs were recorded as part of a university project at Gasworks; Darek Mudge produced them. They were a prelude to recordings I did with another band, A Savage God, with Alex Gillies, Geordie Stafford and Cam Smith.”
It was when Lloyd was putting together another band, called Majestic Horses, that she assembled the songs to bring to the group. “I decided they sounded so good together, and the Majestic Horses project was slow-moving, so I decided to release this so I could play some solo shows.”
The results are a warm and beautiful collection of songs, by turns eerie, meditative and moody, which fans of Screamfeeder and Big Star’s 3rd alike should love.
Kellie released her second solo album Magnetic North in 2012.
2011 saw her on stage with the likes of Kurt Vile (US) and Sounds Like Sunset, Keep On Dancin’s, Tape/Off, Jeremy Neale (Velociraptor), Kate Jacobson (Texas Tea)
January 2012 Kellie offered the single as digital download for people to choose what to pay with 100% of sales going to a fund to help young girls in developing nations go to school.
Kellie’s fans helped her raise $150 to help bring young girls out of poverty by sending 3 girls to school for a year.