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Kate Davis

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Release Notes
  • Translucent Gold LP
  • “Kate Davis is one of my favorite singers today” – Sharon Van Etten
  • “These 12 songs are already part of how I’ll remember this year in music”" – Bob Boilen/NPR (Top 15 Rock Albums of 2019)
  • “A former jazz prodigy emerges with a clever and heartfelt indie rock debut” – Pitchfork .
  • Kate Davis, who most recently co-wrote Sharon Van Etten’s hit single ‘Seventeen’, releases her debut indie rock album, Trophy. Kate grew up as a jazz prodigy sharing stages with the likes of Herbie Hancock & Alison Krauss, but she grew into something significantly more dynamic.
  • Kate Davis is supporting Margaret Glaspy on her US/CAN tour in April/May.
  • FFO: Julia Jacklin, Haley Heynderickx, Caroline Rose, Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen
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Most recently co-writing Sharon Van Etten’s hit single ‘Seventeen’, Kate Davis considers her debut indie rock album, Trophy, her hardest-earned accolade to date. Born in Portland, Oregon, Kate grew up as a jazz prodigy, but she grew into something significantly more dynamic.

At age 5, Kate Davis picked up a violin, a bass at age thirteen. She entered the Portland Youth Philharmonic before puberty, the Grammy Jazz Ensemble before adolescence. By the time she graduated high school, Kate won the Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award and a full ride to the Manhattan School of Music. By the time she graduated college, ASCAP’s Robert Allen Award and slots at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a young adult, the virtuoso claimed enthusiastic endorsements from NPR, MTV, PBS and BBC as well as coveted invitations to the stage from Herbie Hancock, Ben Folds, Alison Krauss, Jeff Goldblum and the like.

Days spent practicing and performing became nights spent writing cathartic indie rock music simultaneously informed by and rebutting of her training. Time intended for technique slipped into secret listening sessions of Beach House, Elliot Smith and TV on the Radio. In the same bright, arresting croon that ignited her youthful stardom, Davis created confessionals. Now 28 and audibly matured, Kate is prepared to properly share the artifacts from her late night craft, a full length reaction to ritual required of perfection, an outburst from the pedestal. Throughout twelve tumultuous tracks, she poetically reflects upon the intricacies of what it is to live, ruminating on topics too close to her heart – identity, self-worth, loss.

File Alongside: Sharon Van Etten, Julia Jacklin, Haley Heynderickx, Caroline Rose, Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen