Hayden Calnin – Pure Pop Records [11.08.12]


One overcast Saturday afternoon at Pure Pup Records in St Kilda, a small but attentive audience were treated to an intimate set by singer-songwriter Hayden Calnin. The audience were silent from the opening notes. Calnin, armed with a guitar, a looping device and some stunning vocals worked through a set of both unreleased songs and those off his debut EP, City. Current single ‘For My Help’ was a highlight, his raw and emotive vocals complemented by instrumental loops. Described as progressive folk, Calnin’s ability to build his songs live is quite captivating. It was all over too soon as hisĀ final song ‘Everything That Is Good’ came to an end.