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Video: MADEIRA – Manipulator


MADEIRA — New Zealand pop artist Kim Pflaum — won acclaim for her icy-cool single “Manipulator” earlier this summer; now she shares the song’s video. Noisey premiered the clip, praising the track’s “funk filled bassline reminiscent of Toro-Y-Moi leading into a chorus pulsating with emotion that goes from a sunny afternoon barbeque to a 4 AM dance floor and back. It’s the soundtrack of a kingdom ruled by Jamiroquai and Kate Bush.”

“Manipulator” will appear on MADEIRA’s debut EP Bad Humors, out September 23 on Carpark Records, along with previously released singles “Let Me Down” and “Come On Thru.”

On release day, September 23, MADEIRA will be making her U.S. live debut at the Satellite in Los Angeles.

MADEIRA – Let Me Down


“Let Me Down” is the debut single from New Zealand’s Kim Pflaum, aka Madeira, the former vocalist of dream-pop outfit Yumi Zouma. You can download it for free here, as part of Ryan Hemsworth’s ongoing “Secret Songs” series.