Kate Bollinger grew up singing with her mother, a music therapist, and following her older brothers around as they worked on musical projects in the basement of their childhood home. She first began releasing self-recorded songs on Soundcloud in 2013 and began playing shows around Charlottesville shortly thereafter. In 2018, Bollinger came into contact with recording engineer and producer, John Trainum, with whom she released her 2-song EP, “Dreams Before,” and a slew of indie-folk-pop singles. More recent releases, “Tests” and “do u go out together?” produced by John Trainum, drew the attention of YouTube curators such as David Dean Burkhart, made appearances on several Spotify playlists including Fresh Finds and All New Indie, and received coverage from The New York Times and Atwood Magazine. I Don’t Wanna Lose EP marked Kate’s first time working with a full band during the recording process as well as touring in support of a release.
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How Kate Bollinger’s Musical Upbringing Influenced Her Insightful Indie Pop
[NPR] By STEPHEN KALLAO / KIMBERLY JUNOD Kate Bollinger writes smart, melodic indie pop music. It makes for easy listening, but there’s real insight in her lyrics. Dig deeper and you’ll discover a thoughtful songwriter coming into her own. The University of Virginia senior grew up surrounded by music, thanks to her mom, who works […]
Kate Bollinger’s Genre-Fluid Portraits Of Reality
[Vinyl Me Please] By Pranav Trewn We tend to lose our sense of imagination as we get older, a functional decline we mourn among the many sacrifices of growing up. But this loss is, at least in part, due to having less of a need for it over time. We learn language before we’ve lived its […]
Watch Kate Bollinger Live at Paste Studio NYC!
Watch Kate Bollinger live at Paste Studio NYC! More sessions and interviews here: https://www.pastemagazine.com/studio Audio: Bob Mallory Video: Brad Wagner