On The Rise: Kate Bollinger

Rough Trade Records

June 27th, 2024


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An intimate portrait of an enchanted spirit.

Virginia-born, LA-based artist Kate Bollinger releases her debut album Songs From A Thousand Frames Of Mind this September following her woozy 2022 gem, Look At It In The Light. Recorded, produced, and mixed by Sam Evian, Bollinger and her band (including Sam as well as collaborators Jacob Grissom, Adam Brisbin and Matthew E. White) conjure lush, magical and gorgeously melodic songs, inspired by pop, rock, and folk songs of the 1960s.

“Both my older brothers played in bands and made home recordings. I have many early memories of going to see them play. When I was eight, my mom and I took the train to visit my oldest brother in New York City, where he was attending college. I wrote my first song on the train and fell in love with songwriting.”

Bollinger has been writing songs most of her life, encouraged by the musical projects she experienced locally, at home and in the nearby community. Drawing on these memories and evolving connections has presented a treasure trove of references, allowing the artist to carefully craft a communal-yet-personal body of work. Her intimate delivery and fluid lyricism, coupled with the considered instrumentation, is beautifully fresh but also captures a timelessness and warmth that is innately joyful.

Songs From A Thousand Frames Of Mind is the perfect collection of songs to lift forlorn days and soundtrack all manner of life’s little encounters, Bollinger‘s ethereal indie the conduit through which to quietly escape daily mundanities. Sumptuously spellbinding.

Kate Bollinger – Songs From A Thousand Frames Of Mind

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We’re excited to announce Kate Bollinger as part of Rough Trade On The Rise, our dedicated curation putting a spotlight on the emerging music we are the most excited for you to hear, to follow and become a fan of. Read on to discover more about the artist in her own words and don’t miss debut album Songs From A Thousand Frames Of Mind on Ghostly.




Kate Bollinger on Kate Bollinger

A self-penned bio


Five by Five

5 Qs, 5 As

Describe Kate Bollinger in 5 words.

Genre fluid, stream of consciousness. 

5 records you listened to prior to making your album?

Greasepaint Smile by Elyse Weinberg
Cherry Peel by of Montreal
Her Wallpaper Reverie by The Apples in Stereo
Between The Buttons by The Rolling Stones
Cut by The Slits

Top 5 career moments since forming?

Signing to Ghostly!
Meeting some really great friends in LA who now work on most of the things I do
Touring with Liz Phair
Touring with Devendra Banhart
Recording my album in the Catskills

You host a pre-release listening party for the album. Who are your 5 VIP guests (dead or alive)?

Miyazaki
Brittany Murphy
Gwen Stefani (early 90s No Doubt era)
Françoise Hardy
Margo Guryan

Top 5 essential tour snacks?

PB&J
Berries
Black tea
Bueno chocolate
Red Bull 



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