Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Influences

The National, Josh Pyke, Sufjan Stevens, Bombay Bicycle Club, Christine and the Queens, Gang of Youths


Bio

Described as a mash up of Paul Kelly and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kat Wilson’s sonic brew is infused with hours spent sitting on council verge-collection furniture and playing ping pong. The music is taut, sweet and drenched in the azure of the WA coastline that is a core part of Wilson’s heritage. Add to that lyrics that come from a sharp observational eye and speak with a poet’s knack for creating meaning out of the ordinary, and you begin to get a sense of just what Wilson is capable of.

Kat Wilson’s unique and beguiling voice is entirely her own, no comparisons will prepare you for her sound. Her songs effortlessly fuse pop with coastal blues and just a dash of folk, along with the ability to shred on her guitar with the best of them. Know this, and you may just come close to understanding what Kat Wilson was put on Earth to do.

"The vocal haunts of Kat can be likened to taking a plunge into a wintery sea: bone-chilling but utterly refreshing.” - Joe Harris, Tone Deaf

“When Kat Wilson took the stage, it didn’t seem right for her to give it back.” - The Music.

“And then there's the voice. It's dreamy and ethereal, it sounds like summer, and Wilson has the lyrical sensibilities to put it to use telling the sort of observational stories that make you feel like she's singing about and to you.” - Around the Sound.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

19 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

kat's got some killer melodies in this new one that gets you on first go and gives you something new on each subsequent listen too.

kat's got some killer melodies in this new one that gets you on first go and gives you something new on each subsequent listen too.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

01 Mar 2016

Triple J
40

Thought I'd like it after the first 5 seconds but I didn't realise how much I'd like it! Mood's spot on and that tone is beautiful.

Thought I'd like it after the first 5 seconds but I didn't realise how much I'd like it! Mood's spot on and that tone is beautiful.