2014 has already been a busy year for eighteen-year-old Tkay Maidza. Fresh off Listen Out stages across the country, Tkay has recently signed a global booking deal with The Agency Group, alongside artists such as Macklemore and Danny Brown, and throughout the year has teamed up for collaborations with Bok Bok and Kitler.
The year is no over yet though, as Tkay gears up for a national headline tour, some opening slots for Illy and sets at Queenscliff Festival, The Falls Music & Arts Festivals and Southbound.
We chat to Tkay about some of her favourite artists to pose with, live shots and memories on Instagram.
What is your favourite photo that you have taken?
My favourite photo I’ve taken is the one of me as a child, its a tbt I’m with santa.
Where was it, why is it your favourite?
It’s from a couple of years ago, I think I was 3 or 4 years old in the photo. Firstly santa looks too SUS in this image its hilarious, he has rubber gloves (another hilarious) and I look so confused which is pretty familiar.
What is your favourite live photo?
I always post heaps! I like all of them.
You post a lot of photos with other artists, who are you most proud to feature in one of your photos?
I don’t really post that often so it actually does look like I post a lot of photos with artists – omgggg.
I don’t knooooow all of them are as good as each other, if I had to chose one maybe GAMBINO because he is my life on a daily basis… he is one of the reasons why I’m trying to push my boundaries in terms of song writing and hip-hop.
The TEED one is also cool because were anorak twins.
What photo best represents yourself outside of music?
This one because I’m always sitting in the dark doing nothing for no obvious reason looking very sus this photo represents me 24/7
Do you have any guilty pleasure follows?
Ummmmm no! but I tend to stalk Kylie Jenners instagram as annoying as her selfies are she has good style .
TKAY MAIDZA – SWITCH TAPE NATIONAL TOUR
FRI 07 NOV – THE CHOP SHOP – CANBERRA
SAT 08 NOV – CHINESE LAUNDRY – SYDNEY
FRI 14 NOV – STRANDED – GOLD COAST
SAT 15 NOV – ALHAMBRA LOUNGE – BRISBANE
FRI 21 NOV – CANT SAY – MELBOURNE
SAT 22 NOV – BAYSIDE 2 – PERTH
FRI 28 NOV – ASTOR THEATRE – PERTH
SAT 29 NOV – QUEENSCLIFF FESTIVAL – QUEENSCLIFF
SAT 29 NOV – FORUM THEATRE – MELBOURNE
FRI 05 DEC – TIVOLI THEATRE – BRISBANE
SAT 06 DEC – ENMORE THEATRE – SYDNEY
FRI 12 DEC – HQ – ADELAIDE
SAT 20 DEC – PIRIE SOCIAL CLUB – ADELAIDE
30 DEC 01 JAN – FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVALS – LORNE/ MARION BAY / BYRON
SAT 03 JAN – SOUTHBOUND FESTIVAL – BUSSELTON, WA
Listen to Tkay Maidza’s latest single ‘Switch Lanes‘ here: