Acclaimed Brooklyn-based songwriter Katie Von Schleicher has shared the first new music since her critically acclaimed debut album, Shitty Hits, last year. It comes in the shape of a two track 7″ featuring Glad to be Here and Party Dawn, and is out on May 4th via Full Time Hobby

Katie said the following about the tracks:

“On a break from touring this winter I went alone to Maryland, where I am originally from, and made these two songs, taking the gear I’ve very happily accrued since making my album Shitty Hits. I built a fire, I set up my gold drum kit, I saw a ton of stars and felt smushed by silence, and it was lonely, so I made these songs. “Glad to Be Here” is where I find myself right now. “Party Dawn” is tied to Maryland, to my friend and our adolescence. Both are a bridge toward the subject matter of my next record. Back in New York, my collaborator Adam Brisbin (Sam Evian, Jolie Holland, Buck Meek) contributed guitar and bass, and Julian Fader (Ava Luna, Frankie Cosmos, Nadine, Palehound) mixed it.”

Glad to be here is full of spidery guitar lines crawling over the bigger riffs, but it soon settles into this saunteri slice of indie rock, Katie’s vocal strong and captivating. As it unfurls, so the spiders return, their slight dissonance giving it this slghtly anxious feel. Party Dawn is altogether more cinematic, almost torch song like, mixing woozy chords with grittier, filthier riffs.

Check out Glad to be here below

Following a UK and European tour last Autumn as a special guest of Big Thief, Katie is now set to emark on her debut UK and European headline tour this April and May.

Thu 26th April    London The Islington
Fri  27th April    Cheshire    St Mary’s Creative Space
Sat 28th April    Leeds     Hyde Park Book Club
Sun 29th April    Sheffield     Café Totem
Mon 30th April    Glasgow     Hug & Pint
Tue 1st   May    Bristol     The Louisiana    

Fri 18th May    Brighton     The Great Escape