Name: Kayle Butler
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Style: Electronic, R&B/Soul, LoFi-Pop
Influences: Charlotte Day Wilson, Galimatias, Tom Misch
JVLY is an Australian artist who makes chilled electro-R&B/Soul music that can be likened to a mix between Charlotte Day Wilson, Galimatias, Tom Misch and Rhye.
Back in 2018 he released a very impressive debut ep titled “Ache” which helped solidify his name within the global music scene and pave the way for the next phase of his career, and later that year he teamed up with Mammal Sounds Records for the release of two vibrant stand-alone singles, ‘Blue Pill’ (feat. SARAI) and ‘milk&honey’ (feat. Una Mey).
In 2019 Kayle Butler began working on his next ep, “inside weather”, and before the year was out he gave us its first single ‘tacenda’ which is currently one of his best releases to date with over 550,000 streams on Spotify alone. Over the following months he gave us a few more lead-singles – ‘me&her’, ‘monsoon’ & ‘aporia’ – as he continued the anticipation build for the ep’s release in June 2020, and it was met with much praise and attention from fans, music curators and industry peers around the world.
JVLY closed out 2020 with an exceptional single titled ‘windless’ which was a collaborative release with fellow Australian artist edapollo (and has since collected over 560,000 streams) as well as a remix of his song ‘tacenda’ which saw him working with Gold Coast trio daste. (who are also on the Mammal Sounds management roster) and is currently equal in plays to its original counterpart on Spotify.
Throughout 2021 Kayle tried to make the most of the lockdowns by taking time out to explore different sounds, song-writing styles and production techniques. He also began working on his next round of music and decided to share a few of those demos with German label, Majestic Casual Records, who jumped at the chance to work with him on a few of those new releases.
They then gave us the first of those songs in November which was titled ‘swim’, and they’ll have a whole lot more to share with us in 2023.