What? Instinctual, atmospheric pop.
From where? She’s currently based out of a West London DIY studio.
What’s the story? Kate first found her musical feet as the frontwoman of electronic-folk four-piece Mt. Wolf.
Parting ways with the band in 2013, she’s since re-emerged as a lucid pop protégé with the bit firmly between her teeth.
Her new Bo Rocha enterprise tests the lines between dark electronics, alt-R&B and power-pop, pushing her sound to the murkier edges of the current bedroom pop insurgency.
It’s a sure-footed approach that sees Kate pile on the tension and release as vocal layers crash against corroding synths.
Over the space of just a handful of tracks on the lauded 2015 EP, Even Green, she’s set out her stall as an innovator, rejecting her Purcell School of Music training to paint her own soft-synth vistas.
Now with a new EP on the way, Hold My Gaze, due on 9 September, Kate’s ready to let us in on the next phase of her solo adventure.
It will feature three brand new tracks along with previous single Hold My Gaze, which has already received love from DIY, Noisey and The Line Of Best Fit, plus on-air support from BBC 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova.
Don’t miss her upcoming live show at Rye Wax, Peckham, London, on 12 September.
Sounds like? File next to Mykki Blanco, Banks and Jesse Lanza.
Must hear? Hold My Gaze: