Listen to 'Glad to Be Here' from a new 7" release
‘Shitty Hits’, the debut album from Brooklyn-based songwriter Katie von Schleicher wasn’t just a brilliant title, but a great record. At the time, our review described the LP as one that “tackles feelings of mediocrity, and turns them into something grand”.
This past winter, following a break from touring those songs, she returned to her native Maryland. There she recorded a pair of new tracks using the equipment she’d collected since making ‘Shitty Hits’.
“I built a fire,” she says. “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. ‘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.”
Those two songs will appear on a new 7″, due out via Full Time Hobby on 4 May (pre-order).
Check out the captivating ‘Glad To Be Here’ below.
Having toured with Big Thief in the past, Katie von Schleicher will be returning to the UK in the next couple of months for the following headline shows.
London, The Islington – 26 April
Cheshire, St Mary’s Creative Space – 27
Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club – 28
Sheffield, Café Totem – 29
Glasgow, Hug & Pint – 30
Bristol, Louisiana – 1 May
Brighton, The Great Escape – 18
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