With her spry pop framework, Katie Kittermaster articulates the melancholy of young adulthood with wit, warmth and clarity. On songs like ‘The Problem’ and ‘Lukewarm Lover’, Kittermaster is able to express some of the more difficult, confusing aspects of human relationships in a lucid, plain-spoken way. That makes her songs, even in their most downcast moments, a study of resolve, strength and triumph. Because in the end, that’s what great songs tend to do: they clear up murky matters into something more transparent and easier to grasp.
Katie signed a global publishing deal with BMG Publishing May 2021 and looks forwards to developing and growing her career as part of the BMG family of artists.
Katie re-signs for singles and an album with Revanche Records with support from BMG and FUGA for 2022.
After selling out her debut London show at 229 Katie has now partnered with highly respected promotors DHP and agent Andrew Pountain of Industry Live and scheduled a headline show at The Grace London for Saturday 26th February 2022.
Clout Magazine recently described her as earning a 'reputation for her earnest and vulnerable brand of emotive, often heartbroken pop. Her candid and often brutally honest approach to writing, compounded with her hauntingly emotive voice make for a package that feels both heart-warmingly serene and intensely personal, with track’s often feeling more akin to confessional diary entries.'
Katie's track You Needed Me has reached over 4 million views on TikTok and her single Good Liars has reached over 3.7 million views and rising, and she has 1.1 million + likes.
Katie opened 4 arena shows for Olly Murs in 2021 and looks forwards to opening for Tom Walker in 2022 amongst others.
Katie performed her single Good Liars live on one of Germany's biggest breakfast shows ZDF MoMa with an audience of 1 million plus.
Good Liars was play listed on over 120 UK radio stations including play listing on Amazing Radio & support from BBC Introducing.
Katie’s upcoming release She Should Be Here, digs deep into the feelings around the loss of a friendship. Katie says of the song: “I wrote SSBH during lockdown by myself – it was a song I'd been wanting to write for a while but hadn’t found the time whilst away on tour. The song follows the story of a group of girls on a night out – getting ready to go out, at the bar, in the bathroom, at the kebab shop and waiting at the taxi rank for a ride home. For me this song is super personal, and it was definitely a cathartic experience – it perfectly captures how I've felt about a particular friend who I had fallen out with and missed very much.”
Thank you for taking this interview! How has the New Year been for you so far as an artist?
A Great start - I personally hate January and would be happy to hibernate for the entirety! I had my first real headline show at the end of February which was for sure the greatest day of my life! To have people singing lyrics I’d written was just the maddest thing. I’ve also spent some time in The Netherlands writing loads of new songs and have released one so far this year called She Should Be Here!
Can you tell us how you've transformed from the beginning to now as an artist?I
Think I started really doing music after I left school after A-levels when I decided to do music full time instead of go to university. It's funny looking back at how little experience I had, I think I’d only written a handful of songs - the main differences are definitely just (I hope) my writing skills, ability to perform instead of just sing and my confidence. But if i'm really honest I think I still have sooooo far to go and sooooo much to learn - I’m still figuring out who I am and I think that’s okay!
How did you come up with your latest project?( latest single?)
I Wrote She should Be Here in lockdown after touring for a couple of months prior - I’d had tine to actually reflect on my private life and something big that had happened before touring. I’d fallen out big time with my best friend and I missed her in everything I did because we did everything together! We are now, 2 years later, best friends again and the song is our anthem!
Where are you from originally?
Where do you live now?
I moved to London in September!
Do you think where you live impacts how your music is made?
Massively actually I don’t think Kent ever really inspired me but London certainly does! I talk about it so much in my recent writes. Living in a big city with a part time job and responsibilities etc vs living at home with my parents is a huge change but I love it!
What was the inspiration to make music your career?
I Think like a lot of musicians it was just an innate desire to create and perform! I can always remember making up little plays for my parents and performing in school concerts. In more recent years I am hugely inspired by Maisie Peters, Ed Sheeran, Holly Humberstone, Taylor Swift and Griff.
How do you want to shape your career?
I’d Love to be able to do what I do now, forever - write songs, performing, touring!
Do you work on a tight timeline always or do you go with the flow when it comes to your music?
I should definitely say I work on a tight timeline and I am working on that.. but I write a new song then want to release that instead of whatever was planned! Oops.
How did your latest title of your music come to be?
It was obvious choice - no other even crossed my mind! Its heavily repeated throughout the song.
Is it hard to let go of the music when it is done?
Mmmmmm No I don’t think so - it's still mine and love sharing it with the world!
Do you feel an emotional attachment with your music?
Of Course!! I write about my life and the things I go through its 100% my story.
How would you describe your music in one word to someone who hasn't listened to it yet?
Where do they go to listen NOW
Spotify / apple / amazon etc wherever you get your music!
What has been the best fan reaction to your music?
Omg There is the most amazing youtube reaction video to my song 'She Should be here' by Liam Moule who has since become one of my closest friends!
Is there anything exciting coming up for you?
Ohhhhh Yes a summer full of amazing support gigs and festivals + lots of music music too!
Are you performing the song anywhere LIVE?
Yes At every gig I do! I haven't got one for a couple of months but defo all over the country throughout the summer.
Give us all your socials and links so fans can link up with you!
Thank you for this interview!
@katiekittermaster - instagram
Katie Kittermaster - Spotify etc
@ktkittermaster - tiktok