Katie Gately

Fawn / Brute


Pre-order item. Expected on or around: 07-04-2023

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180g White Vinyl LP+DL Download Code included.

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American experimental musician and producer Katie Gately is up to mischief on her new album Fawn / Brute, 11 songs of innocence and experience exploring the light and dark of childhood energy following the birth of her first daughter. It is an album of two halves, that moves from the effervescence of early years to the defiance and turbulence of teenage angst.
When I got pregnant, I had a lot of energy at first, but later on, my pregnancy was stressful and worrying, so the music got darker and darker: I was making angry music while I was supposed to be feeling maternal.” The album is dedicated to her young daughter Quinn, born in 2021 – the track ‘Fawn’ is a love letter to her.
In typical maverick style, Gately plundered cartoon sound libraries magpie-like to build signature nests of sounds, integrating her own idiosyncratic sound recording strategies and sampling techniques, from shoeboxes to theremin and with a boisterous recurring saxophone.
The album opens with ‘Seed’, a track that contemplates the possibilities of new life, in forward marching step. ‘Howl’ was originally released as a single for AdultSwim, capturing the explosive energies of a sugar rush in a dense traffic jam of samples from dogs and animals to human screams. ‘Cleave’ is Gately’s distinctive take on the archetypal teenage heartbreak pop song;’ Peeve’ plays with theremin samples to channel lyrical frustrations about minor irritations. ‘Scale’ and ‘Meat’ dig into anxieties driven by medical concerns towards the end of her pregnancy. Whirring motifs of ‘Tame’ are claustrophobic and maximalist, a final burst of accumulated voice and electronics before ‘Melt’ returns to the start in a love song, Gately style, that bends and whorls with brass samples and the whispered mantra: “mischief, mischief, mischief”.
Katie is also an in-demand producer, who worked on Serpentwithfeet’s LP, Soil, and has produced and remixed for both Björk and Zola Jesus, with Björk. Katie was also part of Mary Anne Hobbs’ curated ‘Queens of the Underground’ Festival in Manchester alongside Houndstooth artist Aisha Devi and is currently teaching at Calarts and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
– Specs: White vinyl, 180gram – printed inners – heavy duty 350gsm outer sleeve. Lyrics included – download card.
01. Seed
02. Howl
03. Fawn
04. Cleave
05. Peeve
06. Scale
07. Meat
08. Brrute
09. Chaw
10. Tame
11. Melt
International Press:
Album served to international publications around the globe for feature & review. These include (to name a few): DJ, Time Out, Mixmag, The Wire, The Guardian, Electronic Sound, MOJO, Uncut and NME in the UK; Tsugi, Trax and Les Inrocks in France; Groove, and Spex in Germany; Billboard in the USA; 3D World, and more.
Student/Regional Press:
Reviews and articles arranged based around gig locations.
National Radio:
Album distributed to all relevant specialist national shows including Radio 1, and BBC 6Music.
Online Press:
Album served to music websites & blogs internationally for preview, review and feature. These include (amongst many others): Pitchfork, Stereogum, Resident Advisor, FACT Mag, Dummy, Dazed, XLR8R, The FADER, Pigeons & Planes, Data Transmission, as well as online presences of print publications such as Clash, Time Out, Big Shot and Mixmag.
Targeted Facebook and Google campaigns (budget £2,000)
Social Networking & Communities:
News to be featured on fabric blog and across artist’s, fabric & Houndstooth’s social networks –
Twitter (fabric: 126k / Houndstooth: 7.5k / artist: 1.8k)
Facebook (fabric: 501k / Houndstooth: 15k / artist: 2.4k)
YouTube (18.5k subscribers / 9 million views)
Instagram (fabric: 300k / Houndstooth: 7.4k / artist: 2.1k)
Soundcloud (Houndstooth: 35k / artist: 3.3k)
Spotify Stats: 1.4k monthly listeners
Club Promotion
Posters displayed in fabric nightclub (averages approx 6000 visitors per week).

Weight250 g


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March 31, 2023

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