Katie von Schleicher is heading to London ahead of the release of her debut LP.
The musician from Brooklyn, New York, plays Omeara on 22 May as a special guest of Aldous Harding.
On 28 July she releases the album ‘Shitty Hits’, featuring the lead single ‘Paranoia’.
“‘Paranoia’ is the first song I wrote for ‘Shitty Hits’,” reveals von Schleicher. “It’s an attempt to crystallize a feeling which would later be embodied in different forms throughout the album.
“Deciding to self-produce — to make this maximal and woozy sound I was dying to hear — has been as humbling as it is ecstatic. The isolation of that process isn’t unlike the isolation of anxiety or depression, or the struggle for perspective. I’m human, I get sad, I feel powerless. But learning to love the thing that can’t love you back… it’s at least worth a try.”
‘Shitty Hits’ follows the self-produced ‘Bleaksploitation’ which von Schleicher recorded after the owner of Ba Da Bing Records, where she was working as an intern, suggested that she make a cassette for the label to release.