Kate Davis whose highly anticipated indie rock debut Trophy is out today
Congratulations to Kate Davis whose highly anticipated indie rock debut Trophy is out today on Solitaire Recordings (Common Holly, Jonathan Something). NPRincluded Kate’s full-length in New Music Friday, Ann Powers praising”the technical elements of her approach, her skills, her timing, her intelligence around arrangement”and Lars Gotrich noting her “tremendous musical chops” as well as her ability “to speak to her experiences in really approachable ways.
” Next week, the critically acclaimed songwriter will embark upon a release tour, including a Brooklyn release show on Friday, November 15 at Elsewhere Zone Oneand runs across both coasts — hitting key cities including DC, Boston, Portland, Seattle, LAand more. In early 2020, she’ll make her European debut. Dates and details are below.
Since album announcement, Trophyhas hailed elated endorsements from the likes of NPR,Billboard, Forbes, Consequence of Sound,Uproxx, Brooklyn Vegan, Paste Magazineand more. This week, Bandcamp ran a full profile featureon Kate Davis, andPaste Magazineand BreakThru Radiopremiered her intimate performances in their studios.
Kate Davis’ story is one of elegant artistic evolution. Having grown up in the spotlight as a jazz prodigy, she performed in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble, won ASCAP’s Robert Allen Award, played slots at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and collected fervent endorsements from Herbie Hancock, Ben Folds, Alison Krauss and Jeff Goldblum among others. But — Kate outgrew her accolades. Days spent practicing and performing standards became nights spent writing — cathartic indie rock.
Forbidden chord progressions emerged like diary entries, documents of an internal reaction to routine. 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. Trophy will be released November 8, 2019 on Solitaire Recordings. Read the full album bio here.
WHAT CRITICS SAY:
“my favorite new discovery is Kate Davis” – Bob Boilen, NPR
“Kate Davis is one of my favorite singers today” – Sharon Van Etten
“absolutely excellent”- Ann Powers, NPR
“Davis’ voice soothes as she creates a romantic atmosphere with
simply beautiful melodies, raw guitars and drums.” – Billboard
“Davis’ Trophy is essential listening for 2019 and beyond” -Forbes
“daydreaming guitar lines tumbling over the steady snap of a snare” – Consequence of Sound
“she’s shifted to a style more reminiscent of singer-songwriter indie rock” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Davis’s voice is both the salve and the wound” – The Wild Honey Pie
“eery, ethereal … spot-on harmonies.” – Uproxx
KATE DAVIS TROPHY ON SOLITAIRE RECORDINGS
2. Open Heart
3. Burning Accidents
4. Dirty Teenager
7. I Like Myself
8. Did You Love Somebody
11. St Joseph
11/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/13: Washington, DC @ Pie Shop
11/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
11/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Zone One
11/16: Boston, MA @ Café 939
12/4: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
12/5: Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
12/8: San Fran, CA @ Sun Hotel
12/9: Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe
1/24: Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast (Celtic Connections)
1/25: London, UK @ The Islington
1/26: Brighton, UK @ Prince Albert
1/27: Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
1/29: Luxembourg, LU @ De Gudde Wellen
1/30: Nyon, CH @ La Parenthese
1/31: Paris, FR @ 1999
2/1: Ghent, BE @ Charlatan
2/2: Rotterdam, NL @ Roodkapje
2/3: Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Ideal Bar
2/5: Berlin, DE @ Monarch