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Video Premiere:

Katie von Schleicher

Midsummer

words by tom johnson

“The initial concept sprung from the video for Whitesnake’s Is This Love…”

As introductions go, the above, written by Katie von Schleicher, tantalising as they come, especially if you’re already educated on her beautiful music, which, it has to be said, doesn’t quite align itself with the glam metal band of yesteryear. Released this summer, Katie’s debut full-length, Shitty Hits, is still resonating deeply a few months down the line, the captivating honesty of her work finding new ways to needle its way in to our consciousness.

One of the record’s lead tracks, ‘Midsummer‘ is a simmering ballad, von Schleicher’s torch like voice backed by swelling instrumentation that lends the whole thing an almost country-like glow. Unveiled today, ahead of a run of UK shows alongside the wonderful Big Thief, the aforementioned new video is an inspired artistic statement, the absurdity of rock and roll showcased and shown-up in less than three brilliant minutes.

“We’re making fun of the low-concept male rock video format,” Katie added to her introduction. “Complete with intolerable guitar shredding, face making and a lovely yet narratively-undeveloped girlfriend. But I think we’re upping the level of absurdity here: we have a horse.”

Check out the new video right here, and the full set of tour dates below.

‘Shitty Hits’ is out now, via Full Time HobbyBa Da Bing (U.S)

You can buy/stream it here

Tour Dates:

25-Oct Copenhagen – Jazzhouse
26-Oct Berlin – Privatclub
27-Oct Jena – Trafo
29-Oct Kortrijk – De Kreun
01-Nov Bristol – Thekla
02-Nov Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
03-Nov Manchester – Deaf Institute
04-Nov Newcastle – Think Tank
06-Nov Glasgow – CCA
07-Nov York – The Basement
08-Nov Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
09-Nov Brighton – Patterns
10-Nov London – Islington Assembly Hall
11-Nov Utrecht – Le Mini Who? (festival, free)
12-Nov Nijmegen – Merleyn
13-Nov Rotterdam – Rotown
14-Nov Luxembourg – Konrad Café & Bar (Headline)
15-Nov Paris – L’olympic Café (w/Lomelda)
16-Nov Brussels – AB Salon (Headline)
17-Nov Zwolle – Goudsteeg 21 (Headline)
18-Nov Frankfurt – Lokal @ Monsonturm (Headline)
19-Nov Zurich – Bar3000 (Headline, free)
22-Nov London First 50 / The Great Escape – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

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