Katie Bates & Ben de la Cour
double record launch
Friday 2nd September 2022
“Sultry, intriguing and provocative, with a sound that turns satisfyingly, defiantly snarling, evoking PJ Harvey.” - Sophie Hamley, Sunburnt Country
Katie Bates is an artist on the rise, with a heart steeped in great and spirited American music.
Her latest release, ‘Until The Day Dies’ EP was a record based around the themes of self-love and self-doubt - with punchy gritty tones and sweet pedal steel, bridging the gap between country and rock.
The release has been received extremely well, with regular airplay on Triple R, PBS, Double J and Triple J.
Bates’ most recent appearances include Out On The Weekend, Dashville Skyline, Meatstock, Tamworth CMF and supporting Shane Nicholson for the Victorian show of his tour. When not touring her own music, she’s the bassist in an array of Americana bands including Ben Mastwyk & the Millions, Dan Brodie and Catherine Britt.
'..sweet country soul and swaying rock and twang' - Chris Familton, Rhythms Magazine
Ben de la Cour
“Ben de la Cour’s stories capture human frailty in its naked horror.”
– Lyric Magazine
There are singer songwriters, and there are troubadours. Singer songwriters are sensitive, polished souls, sharing their journal entries with the world, whereas troubadours do their best just to stay out of jail. In the wake of Ben de la Cour’s astonishing new record, Shadow Land, you can add his name to the top of the list of younger troubadours to whom this ever so occasionally poisoned chalice is being passed. Ben’s voice renders raw emotion with authority as he recounts tales of suspicious characters, lost love, murder, bank robbers, suicide and mental illness against a backdrop of a dark and haunted America. His music has been featured on SiriusXM Outlaw Country, BBC Radio, Paste Magazine and NPR while receiving high praise from American Songwriter, Maverick Magazine, No Depression,Twangville and Dusted Magazine amongst others. He is a former Kerrville New Folk Winner and currently spends over a hundred days a year on the road touring the U.S, Canada, Europe and Australia.
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