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Bright new young talent Katie Kittermaster balances A Level studies with some of the most astute and honest lyrics in the singer-songwriter world at the moment. Stay tuned for her UK and Europe tour with Lucy Spraggan and her debut EP, titled ‘Coming Home at Dawn’.
A Levels are hard. The most demanding point of a teenager’s time studying so far, they are often times when students feel overwhelmed and struggle to balance their time. Knowing this makes Katie Kittermaster’s success all the more impressive, since she has balanced her school work with a blossoming music career as well.
Her EP Coming Home at Dawn will be released in November this year, following a jam-packed summer of festivals (including El Dorado and Chris Evan’s popular CarFest). The EP opens with ‘Sunday Afternoon’, Kittermaster’s debut single which serves as an ode to the comfortable, healthy relationship we all dream of, where “being in each other’s company is enough,” (Kittermaster on her songwriting themes). Kittermaster’s beautifully understated voice is our guide throughout this 5-track EP of sweet and heartfelt love songs, one of which was impressively written at age 15.
“Music is a really powerful outlet for my own emotions,” says the 17-year old singer and songwriter, whose song ‘T-Shirt’ won both the Commonwealth Song of the Year and the UK Songwriting Contest this year, and got Kittermaster to the final of the Lyricist of the Year awards as well.
It’s not just prestigious awards which have picked up on this remarkable young talent. Katie Kittermaster is also turning the heads of Roland Keyboards and Taylor Guitars, winning sponsorship deals from both as a result of her authentic songwriting style and confidence beyond her years on the stage. She has been booked to open for household names such as Jools Holland and Marc Almond, following on from her triumphant support slot for none other than Olly Murs, Louisa Johnson and dance group Diversity at the Big Day Out in summer 2017.
“It’s like kaleidoscopes, kaleidoscopes of memories / come running back, running back to me / but he never does [...] and I know that now” sings Kittermaster, with a sense of maturity and acceptance that I think we can all agree we wish we had had at the tender age of 15. The EP is full of honest observations written from the point of view of someone navigating the world of romance for the first time and promises to find many fans in young listeners looking for someone to put these difficult emotions into words.
Another thing setting Kittermaster apart from the rest of her age group is that she is spared the uncertainty which comes after A Levels. Katie Kittermaser is set to be the only support for songstress Lucy Spraggan on her 37-date tour of the UK and Europe. With astute and honest lyrics and a voice as beautiful as Katie has, it’s a guarantee that this tour will gain her well-deserved fans all over the place, just in time for the release of her wonderfully cosy EP, Coming Home at Dawn.
LUCY SPRAGGAN TOUR DATES:
18th October at The Booking Hall in Dover
23rd October at Bath Komedia in Bath
24th October at Southampton Engine Rooms in Southampton
25th October at St. Paul’s Worthing in Worthing
31st October at Kendal Brewery Arts Centre in Cumbria
1st November at MacArts in Galashiels
10th November at Empire Music Hall in Belfast
14th November at The Crescent in York
16th November at Level 3 in Swindon
19th November at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen
20th November at Liquid Room in Edinburgh
24th November at Clwb lfor Bach in Cardiff
26th November at Club 85 in Hitchin
27th November at Exeter Phoenix in Exeter
28th November at Union Chapel in London
29th November at Dreamland in Margate
11th October at Colchester Arts Centre in Colchester
17th October at Sub89 in Reading
6th November at Esquires in Bedford
8th November at The Brickyard in Carlisle
22nd November at Leaf Tea Shop and Bar in LiverpoolTWITTER FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM WEBSITE YOUTUBE