Kim Smith’s Nova Noir at the Manderley Bar, Jan 20!

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013. Image by RAM Imagery.

Kim Smith’s Nova Noir will take the stage at The Manderley Bar (at the McKittrick Hotel) on January 20, at 10:30PM in a free concert, conjuring the glitter and doom of Weimar-era Germany, and the electronic heartbeat of modern pop in a Frankenstein’s monster of genre-mashing and music making.

Fronting a too-talented band led by the inimitable Benjamin Ickies, Kim Smith performs his own electropop originals alongside peculiar period treasures, incorporating works by Friedrich Hollaender, Kylie Minogue, Kurt Weill, Madonna, The Supremes, Mischa Spoliansky, and myriad others.

Kim Smith/Nova Noir January 20, 10:30PM at The Manderley Bar/The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC). FREE!

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, NYC

“He happily considers himself as a misfit, and goes about proving his point in several languages. There’s no one else around these days offering the kind of cabaret that he does so compellingly. Well, maybe Ute Lemper, but that’s it. Smith needs to be seen, and now.”

David Finkle, The Village Voice, New York City

Kim Smith’s Halloween Single, ZOMBIEZ, Out Now!

Kim-Smith: Zombiez Remix EP Cover Art. Image by RAM Imagery, design by Liam Curry. 2013

Kim-Smith: Zombiez Remix EP Cover Art. Image by RAM Imagery, design by Liam Curry. 2013

My Halloween-themed Zombie-stomper is out now on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, worldwide!

Written by Crush Boys/Germany (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp) with Charlie Mason, and produced by Mans Ek, Zombiez is taken from my debut pop album, NOVA, and is given new undead life with a stunning remix by Ricardo Autobahn (as featured in the video below).

“Kim sounds seductively magnificent amidst the swirling, hypnotic beeps and bleeps. He conjures to life the vivid, clever lyrics (well done Crush Boys & Charlie Mason), luring you into a new mesmerising state with meticulous spellbinding ease. It’s magnificent, and a study in how electro-pop can still have personality, wit and flair. So get your Monster Mash on with this aces ditty this Hallowe’en and let Kim Smith (the best Kim since Wilde and Sims) wow you with this song that Sharon Needles would kill for. Genius.”


Cover art is by Liam Curry, with photography by the incredible RAM Imagery, also responsible for the Jealous music video.

Listen, download, share and dance!

Nova Noir, live at The Gallery, le Poisson Rouge, Oct. 2

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013, Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover, 2013
Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY

Kim Smith: Nova Noir

October 2, The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC — Doors open at 7, Programme at 7:30 — $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door

My own electropop originals (available here on iTunes) receive a decadent 1920’s treatment at the hands of accordionist/music director Benjamin Ickies and our rogue band of marauding musicians in NOVA NOIR an evening of dark, disfigured pop and peculiar period treasures.

Nova Noir re-imagines works by Weimar-era composers, and modern-day artists alike, including: Friedrich Hollaender, Cher, Kurt Weill, the Supremes, Kylie Minogue, Hanns Eisler, and myriad glittering others, and incorporates electropop gems from my debut album, “Nova.”

Copies of Nova and my cabaret EP, The Tease, will be available for purchase after the show. Nova is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, worldwide.

Listen below to Edith Piaf’s classic, “Padam” as transformed by myself and Benjamin Ickies, in our ’90’s trip-hop studio recording:


“(Smith) embodies all that is unique about this art form — it would be a challenge to look away from him. There isn’t an extraneous gesture, expression, word or note. He has chiseled away everything that is unimportant to get down to a precise core. This is cabaret at its best and most interesting!”

Arthur Frank, Cabaret Scenes Magazine, New York City


Kim Smith’s “Jealous” Music Video, and Remixes!

Thank you to The Advocate, The Huffington Post, Accidental Bear, and everyone who has shared our music video for “Jealous” this week!

Jealous was directed by photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez (for RAM Imagery), and styled by Machine Dazzle, with clothes by Justin Farnham.

We have a new single in the works (!!), but in the meantime, check out the Jealous EP on iTunes for some fabulous remixes, and click here to download Nova, my debut album!

Kim Smith Twitter/Instagram: kimdavidsmith

Q Magazine Cover, Industry, and Opéra de Québec


Kim Smith: Q Magazine Cover, July 2013. Image by June Toyooka

I’m currently gracing the cover of Australia’s Q Magazine, with an accompanying interview discussing the creation of my debut pop album, Nova! Read the interview here, and check out the new images by photographer Alan Mercer from our recent session in LA.

Tonight (Wednesday, July 17), I’ll be singing “Shooting Star” (from Nova) in the Sherry Vine Show at NYC’s Industry nightclub!  Come along for Sherry’s signature xxx rated parodies, and my own summery pop concoctions, and stay for the libations and the handsome bar staff.

Kim Smith Industry

Kim Smith in the Sherry vine Show, Weds, July 17 at Industry NYC!

July also sees me back in rehearsals for Thomas Adès’ “Powder Her Face” for a brief run of performances in Québec City over August 1, 3, and 5 for Opéra de Québec! I’ll be reappearing in Jay Scheib’s wonderful production in the Corp of Lovers, while my husband, tenor Will Ferguson, reprises his role as The Electrician.  If you’re into naked men and opera, this is the show for you!

Lastly, visit the links below to download two free remixes of my songs “Jealous,” and “Never Ever!”

Happy summer (or winter)!

Kim Smith’s Debut Pop Album, Nova, Out Now!

“Synth-kabarett,” neo-Weimar pop performer Kim Smith releases his debut album, Nova, today, on Ninthwave Records.

Kim Smith's debut pop album, Nova. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY. Design by Liam Curry. 2013

Kim Smith’s debut pop album, Nova. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY. Design by Liam Curry. 2013

Boasting eleven electropop originals, Nova is produced by Måns Ek and written by a galaxy of international songwriters, including American lyricist Charlie Mason, Måns Ek, Dirty Dasmo, Crush Boys (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp), Erik Gold, Dirk Homuth, Johan Emmoth, Erik Lidbom, Richard Hymas, Ricardo Autobahn, Anders Lystell, Linda Stenmark, Florian Buba and Neele Ternes.

Nova’s single releases have received critical praise with ‘Jealous,’ described as “high-energy, sexy, and entertaining.” The follow-up single “Never Ever” has drawn comparisons to The Pet Shop Boys, Visage, and Kylie Minogue.

“Kim brings (Never Ever) to life with his beguiling vocals, injecting the lyrics with a studied heart and passion that is hard to resist. He effortlessly recreates the sounds of classic 80’s synth bands yet manages to remain distinct with his own tonal qualities. He is the anchor of the song, holding together all the elements and steering them to an exhilarating conclusion.” –

Nova is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify!

Never Ever: Chameleon Musique’s Glitter Ball Remix

Antipodean singer Kim Smith’s second single, Never Ever, gets a magical, disco makeover at the hands of Chameleon Musique. Listen below, and writhe in glittery ecstasy!

Written by Måns Ek (STIM), Crush Boys (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp) (GEMA), and Charlie Mason (ASCAP). Produced by Mans Ek, mastered by Jonas Ekstrom.

Never Ever is available now through iTunes and Amazon!

Kim’s debut pop album, Nova, is one week away from release — below is a sneak peek at the stunning album artwork, by NYC photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez, for RAM IMAGERY.

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim Smith, NOVA. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY, 2013. All Rights Reserved.