Katie Laffan has never been an artist to stand still. From a debut EP of lo-fi bedroom funk pop to last year’s subtle, affecting ‘Trophy’, the Dubliner delights in taking influence from a wealth of genres. Along the way, she and her band played shows across the country – including Cork Jazz, Electric Picnic, K Fest, Canalaphonic, Body & Soul and Townlands Carnival, before finishing the year with two gigs at Other Voices.
New single ‘Tastemaker’ sees her take another left turn, this time into the world of disco and pop. Produced by Liam Caffery of Music for 18 Machines and mastered by John Flynn, who worked with Björk on her 2015 album ‘Vulnicura’, the song is her most polished released to date – while never losing her uncanny skill for a sharp lyric and a memorable melody.
Invited by Other Voices producer Aoife Woodlock to play the National Concert Hall in Dublin on March 18th as part of the St Patrick’s Festival Young Blood event, Katie performed alongside Hare Squead, Rusangano Family, Kojey Radical and a number of Ireland’s most acclaimed spoken word artists.
Katie plays the following dates over the summer…
The Bowery, Dublin – 27th April (Opening for Maverick Sabre)
BARE in the Woods Festival – 9-11th June (Day TBC)
Body & Soul Festival – Woodlands Stage – 23rd June
Groove Festival – Kilruddery House, Bray – 19th August