Kristina Miltiadou, or Kris, or Krissy, is a fashionably fresh breath of air to the lungs of the global music scene. Striking when staged and armed with a quirky, yet direct, lyrical simplicity, Krissy is creating something new – transcending genres and oozing an enchanting talent as she preaches her sermon of life, love, and melody through syncopated crunk-pop.
With her stage dreams bound in the dearest of diaries and highlighter, and hairbrush, microphones throughout her childhood, it was inevitable for this Melbourne raised sing-star to not end up centre stage. Raised on a diet of Lauryn Hill, Destiny’s Child, and Aaliyah, with a generous serving of Timbaland’s production catalogue, which would later develop to Pepsi-Max and Martini’s, Kristina’s obsession with urban beat and melody fused with her traditional Hellenic roots and crafted her unique sound. Loosely defined as a sort of Nu-Wave-R&B-Pop, each and every song is an expression of a passion, fun and full of boogie. It’s not happy pretty pop. It is pretty, but it has that something extra, that special umph which makes it all enthralling, infectious and makes you want to full body swing dance.
Finding sometime between a Marina and The Diamonds support slot, and her collaborative project ‘Covers’, Krissy teamed up with François Tetaz (Gotye, Bertie Blackman, Architecure in Helsinki) to produce and record her first studio album. Her debut single ‘Carousel’ is a triple-distilled serenade to the cyclical tale of love, fear and finding emotional security at the bottom of a bottle. Enlisting additional umph from iconic super producer M-Phazes (Illy, Draphy, Kimbra), the single frames Kristina’s talent and straight up vocal delivery in a deceptively wild, confrontational and playfully percussive record.
Release date: Feb 23, 2012