Katie Bates has a heart steeped in great American music - from The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Band to Nirvana and Audioslave - no doubt the product of a family with a healthy vinyl collection and active subscriptions to Triple R and PBS.
She's already the veteran of hundreds of gigs - mostly within Melbourne's thriving Americana scene - and has toured the country as opening act for Muscle Shoals' Hannah Aldridge.
Her recent full band performances as part of Back at The Ballroom and The Dainton Americana Carnival confirmed what everyone knew already - she's a headline act in the making with the swagger, the stage presence and, most importantly, the kind of songs that sound just as great in a rowdy bar as they do late at night through headphones.
After the release of her 2018 debut EP 'New Gold', Bates is finally ready to lay down what is going to be unlike anything she's done before, a new chapter of music in the release of upcoming 5-track EP 'Until The Day Dies' in late 2021.
“Sultry, intriguing and provocative, with a sound that turns satisfyingly, defiantly snarling, evoking PJ Harvey.” - Sophie Hamley
— Sunburnt Country
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