Slinky and groovy vocalist Katie Eastburn, formerly of Young People, has launched a new project called KATIEE, which offers up some synthy noir for our listening pleasure.
KATIEE releases their first single on August 7 via Selfish Agenda, and the band performs backstage at the Black Cat on Thursday, July 23, in the run up to that release.
Listen to the upcoming debut single, “Passerby,” by KATIEE on Soundcloud:
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Hailing from New York, Katie is joined in the project by her bandmates bassist Jim McHugh, saxophonist Jeff Tobias and drummer Jason Robira. If you’re not familiar yet with their work or that of Young People, you may know Katie as a frequent collaborator and guest vocalist for avant-garde composers Nick Hallett, Jason Cady and Ray Sweeten, and pop artist Nicholas Kyrgovich.
According to notes for Katie’s work, “If there were a lost scene in Blade Runner where a band played in a dive bar while Harrison Ford sweated and bought Sean Young a drink, it would be KATIEE. She would pull him onto the dance floor, and he would be a goner.”
Well, with such a soundtrack for a noir nightclub beckoning, how can we resist?
Tickets are available online and at the door.