July 29, 2017
St John's Church
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 off 2016 with two gigs at Other Voices in Dingle
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..
“I recorded two of the songs in Windmill Lane Studios, thanks to Guinness Amplify,for my EP ‘Dead as Disco’ . Working alongside Alan Kelly. It was an incredible experience and I got to bring the band along to help me, which made it even more special, but creating the songs on my own at home is what I really love to do…” – Katie Laffan
‘Laffans growth as an artist has been exponential, she has managed to establish herself as a force of fierce originality…’ Aaron Drain- The Thin Air Magazine (Issue 12) here
‘A fledgling Dublin musician with a sarky lyrical attitude and a penchant for creating fun bedroom funk pop music…’ – Niall Byrne- Nialler 9
“She really is a remarkable talent. There is freshness and originality about what she does, which is really exciting, and she has a brilliant voice. Plus she has the ability to write wonderfully catchy indie pop music.“ – Hot Press Editor Niall
So far 2017 has seen Katie support Fun Loving Criminals in Vicar Street (Jan), St Patricks Festival Young Blood event, NCH, Tower Records Record Store day celebration(April) in Liquer rooms and opened for Maverick Sabre in The Bowery(April). Katies’ Music has also featured in RTE’s series ‘Striking out; and ‘Creative Ireland’ St Patrick Day promotional videos.
Along with the release of new single ‘Tastemaker’. 2017 has also seen the release of EDM track ‘Cried Wolf’ written and produced in colaboration with the lads over at Trial and Error, and has received over 280K plays on Spotify and also made no 16 on Spotifys Viral top 50 list on release week.