Do a quick Google search on Katie and you’ll discover her recent past as a darling of the alt-country scene who, as a teenager worked with the likes of Paul Kelly and Bill Chambers and has since been twice nominated for Golden Guitar awards. In short, you would think her story was an open book.
Whilst all of that is true, it doesn’t tell the complete story, as the next chapter is about to be written.
The girl with the voice of an angel and a pen as sharp as a knife has broken off the shackles and is about to undo any preconceived ideas that people had of her in the past. Boots is an unapologetic slab of indie pop that has radio written all over it.
So what’s an alt-country singer/songwriter doing making an indie record? Just ask Jenny Lewis, Middle Kids or Phoebe Bridgers, 3 like-minded artists who seamlessly defy genres.
Produced by labelmate and frequent collaborator, Adam Young (Big Heavy Stuff, The Daisygrinders), This Way or Some Other straddles indie rock and pop, roots music and good, old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll and features contributions from indie rock royalty, including Ken Gormley (The Cruel Sea) and Bow Campbell (Front End Loader) amongst many others.
Boots will give you a taste of the album to come in the same way that a pickle will give you a taste of a Big Mac. Needless to say, there are plenty more surprises in store.
Boots single is out October 11/ This Way or Some Other album out early 2020 on Stanley Records.