Boomkat Product Review:
LA’s Katie Gately pops up on Tri Angle with the asymmetric, intensely harmonised dance-pop convolutions of Color, landing in the wake of her amazing debut for Public Information and a side on the Fat Cat Split Series in 2014.
Unless you’ve bugged her studio or clocked the advance listen of Tuck, we reckon very few would have predicted this sound from her; veering from avant-R&B shanties to wickedly garish, overdriven dance pops and otherworldly torch songs with a seeming effortlessness and laudably individual class that’s just left us floored and slack jawed, to be honest.
Where her vocals were previously hacked and spliced into quicksilver phonemes and diffused into avant-garde arrangements, here they’re used in ostensibly more conventional pop forms, but each processed with deftly applied effects to resemble more luridly captivating, mutant parallels to pop proper, with each surface refracting myriad, complex, chaotic harmonics yet, somehow, holding to a sort of pop form.
If you put Bjork, Autre ne Veut, Kate Bush, Grimes, V/Vm, Julia Holter and Animal Collective in a blender, removed the excess bones, had their DNA resynthesised at MIT and made a test tube chimera from the results, it may make music that sounds something like Color.