Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Feature: Catherine McGrath

Catherine McGrath has had a busy couple of years, moving from Ireland to London in 2016 to pursue her dream. This move has sparked her career and now signed to Warner Bros. Records, she released her debut EP 'One' in December last year and followed up with second EP 'Starting From Now' in the Summer. Catherine has supported the likes of Una Healy, Picture This and The Shires; as well as appearing at many festivals across the UK and Ireland. Now she heads out on tour with Dan+Shay and looks forward to releasing her eagerly anticipated debut album, coming February 2018... 

1. 'Talk Of This Town' is your first official music video, how did you find the experience of creating a moving image story to go with your own song?
It was a song I wrote about my life and it was super real so the music video was made up mostly of videos I already had from the last two years of my life. It was emotional watching it all and seeing what I'd done over the past two years, having all those memories in a video that I get to call my first ever music video is amazing. 

2. You recently moved to London, how have you found this has influenced and affected your music?
It's completely changed it, it means I'm in a place where I can work with so many writers and there are so many studios and people to meet. It's exactly where I want to be to make music right now. 

3. Your debut album is set to be released early next year, which song are you most excited about currently, and why?
I think has to be my song 'Wild', it's one of my favourites I've ever written. I play it live and people ask about when it'll be released a lot so I can't wait to finally share it. 

4. Previous live performances include UK and Ireland tours, and loads of festival slots, but where in the world would you most like to perform and why?
I'd love to perform in America, or just anywhere outside of the UK to see what the difference is. Playing the Bluebird or the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville would be insane, they're such iconic venues. And I'd love to do a headline tour at some point! 

5. Would you rather have two left feet or two right hands?
Two left feet, I'm more used to using my hands for guitar and stuff so I couldn't change that. 

'Talk Of This Town' Review:
'Talk Of This Town' is a catchy, upbeat, feel good pop/folk song. Sonically reminiscent of early Taylor Swift, and is very narrative lyrically. The single is an easy listening track that sums up Catherine's sound perfectly, and the colourful video reflects the music well. This song sets the bar high for her debut album, which everyone should be getting excited about! 

See Catherine Support Dan+Shay:
28th November: KOKO, London
29th November: Trinity, Bristol
1st December: Academy 2, Birmingham
3rd December: Academy 2, Manchester
4th December: St Lukes, Glasgow
6th December: Vicar St, Dublin
7th December: Mandela Hall, Belfast

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