After releasing her latest album ‘Shitty Hits’ last year, Brooklyn-based Katie Von Schleicher is back with a new 7”.
‘Glad To Be Here’ / ‘Party Dawn’ is out on 4th May through Full Time Hobby. Speaking of the tracks, Katie offered in a statement: “On a break from touring this winter I went alone to Maryland, where I am originally from, and made these two songs, taking the gear I’ve very happily accrued since making my album Shitty Hits. I built a fire, I set up my gold drum kit, I saw a ton of stars and felt smushed by silence, and it was lonely, so I made these songs”.
She continued: ““Glad to Be Here” is where I find myself right now. “Party Dawn” is tied to Maryland, to my friend and our adolescence. Both are a bridge toward the subject matter of my next record. Back in New York, my collaborator Adam Brisbin (Sam Evian, Jolie Holland, Buck Meek) contributed guitar and bass, and Julian Fader (Ava Luna, Frankie Cosmos, Nadine, Palehound) mixed it”.
She’s shared ‘Glad To Be Here’ from the 7”, and it’s a natural progression from ‘Shitty Hits’, filled with Katie’s woozy vocals and a slightly ramshackle take on alt-rock.
Katie’s also announced a run of European dates in the lead-up to her appearance at The Great Escape in May. As part of it, she’ll be heading around the UK, stopping off at London, Cheshire, Leeds, Sheffield and Glasgow along the way.
Listen to ‘Glad To Be Here’ and see Katie’s upcoming UK tour dates below.
26 London, The Islington
27 Cheshire, St Mary’s Creative Space
28 Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
29 Sheffield, Café Totem
30 Glasgow, Hug & Pint
01 Bristol, The Louisiana
18 Brighton, The Great Escape