A moody, indie rock songstress with fiery red hair, Kaela Sinclair made waves with her debut album “Sun & Mirror,” quickly garnering the attention and affection of national and local music critics. In collaboration with acclaimed producer and drummer, McKenzie Smith (Midlake, Sarah Jaffe, Regina Spektor, St. Vincent), the 24 year old from Denton, TX has showcased her compositional skill, lush vocals, and intelligent lyrics and proven herself to be as sultry and expressive on stage as she is in the studio.
Sun & Mirror, recorded at Redwood Studios in Denton, TX, features an all-star team of musicians including: Buffi Jacobs (Polyphonic Spree), Daniel Hart (Broken Social Scene, St. Vincent, Dark Rooms), Fiona Brice (Placebo, Kanye West), Joey McClellan (Midlake, The Fieros), Jesse Chandler (Midlake), and Evan Jacobs (Polyphonic Spree, Tack the Boy Disaster, Midlake).
Shortly after it's premiere in Paste Magazine, the second single from, Sun & Mirror, was featured in CMJ's Monthly Mixtape, and the debut LP was named Best Local Album of 2013 by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and DFW.com. Sinclair was named one of The Dallas Observer's 12 North Texas Artists to Watch in 2014. Central Track named "Original Sin" as one of their Top 50 Songs of 2013.
Kaela Sinclair has shared the stage with Seryn, Ivan and Alyosha, The Falls, The Spring Standards, Gemma Ray, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Boyce Avenue, Dark Rooms, Dirty Names, Ken Stringfellow, Bethan, Robert Gomez, Jessie Frye, The Fox and The Bird, Daphne Willis, Ruby Jane, Alex Wong, Joanna Barbera, The Winter Sound, Scott Mulvahill, Vita Brevis, Siren Sea, Santiago Dietche and Nick Flora and has been a spotlighted performer at festivals including Thin Line Festival, 35 Denton, Red Gorilla Music Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Clearfork Music Festival, Denton Arts and Jazz, Grapevine Main Street Festival, Giving Hunger the Blues, Southlake Arts Festival, and Sarasota Arts Festival.
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"Sun & Mirror has already caught the ears of fans in her Texas hometown, but her powerful sound is bound for bigger audiences."
“There’s no doubt about it - one of the most striking new talents I’ve heard thus far this year is Denton singer-songwriter Kaela Sinclair. “Sun & Mirror” is a lush, richly textured piece of work brimming with ambition and suffused with a dark beauty. In short, one of the best albums to emerge from the DFW area thus far in 2013.”
“Denton's Kaela Sinclair possesses a honeyed voice akin to those of Regina Spektor and Sarah Jaffe."
-Pop Culture Blog, DALLAS MORNING NEWS
“Befitting the 23-year-old Sinclair’s tenacious vision, Sun & Mirror exudes a startling ambition. Whatever comes next for Sinclair, one thing is certain: there will be no half measures. Her debut is one of the best albums to emerge from North Texas so far this year."
-Ft. Worth Star Telegram
"Nothing else released by a North Texas artist this year sounded quite like Kaela Sinclair’s debut LP. The Denton-based singer-songwriter brought not only well-written songs, but a clarity of vision and a sonic ambition that reached out of the speakers and refused to let go. Such an assured first showing sets a high bar, but there’s little doubt Sinclair will clear it."
-Music critic, Preston Jones
"Though this marks the debut for Denton newcomer Kaela Sinclair, it's got all the ingredients to help the 23-year-old become the Little D's next big thing."