Kyra (that’s pronounced ‘Keera’) is a Flemish girl who sings punk rock and Chansons with heart and abandon. She first came to our attention as one of Thee famed Headcoatees. The energy and power of her performance convinced us that she should make an album of her own.

How about it, Kyra?

“YES! YES! YES!” she screamed, jumping up and down.

So, recorded live and in a style that would make lesser hearts tremble, here she is, (she always is).

(That’s the original sleeve notes on the 1998 release ‘Here I Am, I Always Am’ on Vinyl Japan)

This new expanded version with FIVE bonus tracks including her 7” with the legendary ‘Armitage Shanks’ is also available on coloured vinyl for the first time, peach in fact!

This is one of our favourite albums of the 1990s and we’re over the moon to finally have it out on Damaged Goods. It was originally released on Vinyl Japan (ASKLP71) in 1998.

Kyra, with Thee Headcoats – 1998

DG59Kyra Rubella was best known as a member of Thee Headcoatees and was also in The A-Lines and The Shall-I-Say-Quois. We did two solo singles with her over the years.

One with her and Armitage Shanks covering ‘Love In A Void’

and ‘Doodlebug’ which was recorded at the same time as her debut album which came out on Vinyl Japan.DG143

Kyra was also part of The Shall-I-Say-Quois who released a well-received 10″ EP on Damaged Goods in 2013.