Friday, October 14, 2016

Irish singer Katie Kim premieres dark ambient folk/drone track from upcoming album at CvltNation

"A work of staggeringly intense beauty... Cinematic in scope and tectonic in delivery, Salt is a richly rewarding and profoundly intense listening experience." 4/4 stars -- The Skinny

"Salt is intriguing, sharp and bold, and where you could be forgiven thinking Katie Kim already had a solid mastery of inventive songwriting, this is a fairly staggering leap forward." -- Thumped

Dublin, Ireland based Waterford singer Katie Kim premieres the first single from her forthcoming album today via CvltNation. Hear and share the stunning track "Ghosts" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud.)

Katie Kim is the pseudonym of Irish singer Katie Sullivan, who performs slowcore, ethereal, ambient folk/pop. Her third full length album entitled Salt will be released on November 11th, 2016. Pre-orders are available at iTunes

Salt was recorded in a self-built recording and artist space in Dublin called Guerrilla Studios which has become an integral part of the Independent Irish music scene. Guerrilla has hosted live performance video collective the Practice Tapes as well as being the studio where releases by The Jimmy Cake, Hilary Woods and much more have been recorded.

Salt is a departure from Katie's previous albums and delves further into the drone side of her other releases with textured production added by producer John "Spud" Murphy, who is central to the album's sonic feel. Salt comes four years after Katie's previous album, the critically acclaimed Cover and Flood and it shows an evolution musically. 

Since Cover and Flood Katie has toured the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium playing mostly sold out venues. She has also played Union Chapel in London and played shows in New York and Canada. 

Katie joined The Waterboys, singing the parts of the dark fairy queen and playing guitar and bass on their WB Yeats tour which lead to a performance on the legendary Later with Jools Holland TV show. 

Salt will be available on LP, CD and download on November 11th, 2016 via Bandcamp and iTunes. 

10/15  Dublin, IE @ Dublin Unitarian Church - SOLD OUT
10/27  Dublin, IE @ Bello Bar *
10/28  Cork, IE @ Triskel Arts Centre *
10/31  Reykjavik, ISL @ The Loft
12/02  Waterford, IE @ St. Patrick's Gateway

* with Xylouris White

Artist: Katie Kim
Album: Salt
Label: self-released
Release date: November 11th, 2016

01. Ghosts
02. Day is Coming 
03. Someday
04. Body Break
05. I Make Sparks
06. Life or Living
07. Beautiful Human
08. Thieves
09. Wide Hand

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