Katie Von Schleicher announces a brand new 7" entitled "Glad To Be Here" / "Party Dawn", for release on 4th May 2018 via Full Time Hobby. The 7" is the first material the
Brooklyn-based songwriter has shared since her critically acclaimed debut album, Shitty Hits, last year. Katie said the following about the tracks:
"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. “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."
Following a UK and European tour last Autumn as a special guest of Big Thief, Katie is now set to embark on her debut UK and European headline tour this April and May.
The tour will call at The Islington in London on 26th April 2018. Tickets are available here. Katie will also play at this year's The Great Escape in Brighton in May. Full live dates are as follows with UK shows in bold:
Katie Von Schleicher shares a video for her current single, "Midsummer". The track is taken from her full-length debut album Shitty Hits, which is out now via Full Time Hobby.
Katie said the following about the video: "The initial concept sprung from the video for Whitesnake's "Is This Love." We're making fun of the low-concept male rock video format, complete with
intolerable guitar shredding, face making and a lovely yet narratively-undeveloped girlfriend. But I think we're upping the level of absurdity here: we have a horse."
Katie is currently on the road in Europe playing live as a special guest of Big Thief and will tour the UK with them between November 1st and 10th 2017, with a London show atIslington Assembly Hall on 10th November. Katie has also been invited to play The Great Escape's First Fifty showcase at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen in London on 22nd November. Full live dates are below with UK shows in bold.
Shitty Hits is Von Schleicher's self-produced and co-engineered debut full-length album. The record confronts feelings of isolation and powerlessness; she is not tackling grandiosity, but mediocrity and the struggle of being deeply flawed and unmistakably human. Katie Von Schleicher’s previous release Bleaksploitation was an accident, years in the making. While interning at Ba Da Bing Records, owner Ben Goldberg suggested that she record a cassette for the label to release. It could be anything, demos or a live performance, but she took it a bit more seriously than Goldberg intended. The result was her first self-produced and engineered effort, a strange, hazy, pop-laden tape. Doing her own press under a pseudonym and referring to it as an “album,” Von Schleicher garnered enough attention for Bleaksploitation to see it released on vinyl in the Spring of 2016. Now on her full-length official debut release, Von Schleicher strikes again on the magic that comes from her warped and uncompromising sound. Shitty Hits channels the bright, sunny radio burners of the 1970’s - songs you drive to, carefree, and songs you can cry to.