"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
"An outstanding achievement...Somehow, simply saying that Salt is one of my Records of the Year barely does it justice." -- Echoes & Dust
Dublin, Ireland based Waterford singer Katie Kim is streaming her forthcoming album in full ahead of release today via New Noise Magazine. Hear and share the full album 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.
KATIE KIM LIVE:
12/02 Waterford, IE @ St. Patrick's Gateway
Artist: Katie Kim
Release date: November 11th, 2016
02. Day is Coming
04. Body Break
05. I Make Sparks
06. Life or Living
07. Beautiful Human
09. Wide Hand
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