SECURESÂ EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE NEW MUSIC FRIDAY PLAYLISTÂ
WITH BRAND NEW SINGLEÂ
â€˜TALK OF THIS TOWNâ€™
OUT TODAY VIA WARNER BROS. RECORDS
LISTEN ONÂ YOUTUBEÂ /Â SPOTIFY
OUT EARLY 2018
PLAYING THE SOCIAL, LONDON
UK TOUR DATES WITH DAN + SHAY ANNOUNCED
INCLUDING LONDONâ€™S KOKO â€“ NOV 28TH
Having spent most of this year capturing the hearts of country and pop fans across the UK and Ireland with her blissful music and sensational live performances, rising star Catherine McGrath has released her brand new singleÂ â€˜Talk Of This Townâ€™, via Warner Bros. Records, which is her eighth consecutive New Music Friday playlisted track on Spotify. It isÂ the first single to be taken from her forthcoming debut album, due in early 2018.
2017 has been an incredible year for the 20-year old with a string of amazing tour dates and critical acclaim for her two acoustic EPs enabling her to live out her wildest dreams. â€˜Talk Of This Townâ€™ was co-written with Rachel Clare Furner, Jeffrey Steele and award-winning producer Steve Robson (Rascal Flatts, Take That, One Direction) andÂ is Catherineâ€™s reflection on her remarkable journeyÂ so far.
She explains,Â â€œItâ€™s about people who look at your dream and think â€˜Thatâ€™s never going to happenâ€™. Itâ€™s not so much about becoming successful and being like â€˜Ha! Look at me!â€™, itâ€™s about chasing what you want to do and living your life while other people are talking about doing it. I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m in a position yet where Iâ€™m super successful and can be like â€˜Ooh hey, look at meâ€™, but Iâ€™m trying my best to make it work.â€
Since moving to London from Ireland and introducing herself to the country-pop world with her debut EPÂ OneÂ at the end of 2016, Catherine has quickly flourished into a superstar in the making, hotly tipped by the likes of Music Week and The Times. She has also been working with some of Nashvilleâ€™s finest songwriters including Liz Rose (Taylor Swift) and Jimmy Robbins (Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert).
In June she released the follow up EPÂ Starting From Now, whichÂ saw her featured as the face of Spotify’s ‘Very Nearly Nashville’ playlist and Apple Musicâ€™s â€˜Artist Of The Weekâ€™ dubbing herÂ â€œa new heiress to the Taylor throneâ€Â with further additions on multiple high profile playlists across various streaming platforms.
The EP features the tracksÂ â€˜Starting From Nowâ€™,Â â€˜When Iâ€™m Olderâ€™,Â â€˜Just In Caseâ€™Â andÂ â€˜Never Wanna Fall In Loveâ€™,Â all of which come with fun and innovative social-media inspired videos.
Catherine has also taken the live circuit by storm. At the start of the year she joined some of her idols at Country 2 Country Festival at Londonâ€™s 02 and has gone on to support the likes of The Shires and Picture This on huge tours across the UK and Ireland as well as igniting festival stages including The Great Escape, British Summer Time, Latitude, Longitude, Standon Calling, Wilderness and Boardmasters with a second stage headline slot at Harvest festival.
She has also just been announced as the support act for US megastars Dan + Shay on their UK tour this autumn. Full dates below.
Mon 25thÂ â€“ The Social, London (Never Fade Sessions)
Sat 7thÂ â€“ Under The Apple Tree Festival, London
NOVEMBER / DECEMBERÂ
(supporting Dan + Shay)
Tues 28thÂ â€“ KOKO, London
29thÂ â€“ Trinity, Bristol
Fri 1stÂ â€“ Academy 2, Birmingham
Sun 3rdÂ â€“ Academy 2, Manchester
Mon 4thÂ â€“ St Lukes, Glasgow