“The new cut takes Rollins into starkly different territory laced with electronic, ambient and ephemeral elements that paint a picture of an artist in the throes of real-time maturation” – The Music
Strong emotions, syncopated beats and sultry vocals: Slow Traction is the highly anticipated second EP from Melbourne-via-Fremantle artist Kathryn Rollins. Fans have already experienced the first taste of Rollins’ exciting new sonic direction – bold and dark, a stark contrast from her debut 2013 EP, Reckless.
Having fallen in love with the sounds of artists like Grimes, Fever Ray, The Knife, Ta-ku, Zebra Katz and Le1f, Rollins spent much of 2014 diving into new territory and recording in the studio with Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe) and Steven Schram (The Cat Empire, Little Birdy). Now, Slow Traction is set to truly cement Rollins as one of the country’s most exciting new performers. Having played at The AU Review’s 6th Birthday Party at Brisbane’s Bigsound last September and recently highlighted as a Melbourne talent to watch by i-d mag in their online countdown, one thing is certain: for Kathryn Rollins, Slow Traction is just the beginning.
Rollins’ Slow Traction EP marks a whole new chapter, one she can’t wait to explore live this year. “I’ve had the occasional person who’s been like (innocently), ‘Oh, are you going to write any more songs like ‘Who Shot The Bird Down?’” she laughs of the 2012 triple j playlisted single. As Rollins says, “This is a landmark EP for me. I’m excited to put it out – and for whatever comes next.”
Slow Traction is out 27th February, 2015 via Dirt Diamonds Productions/ABC Music/Universal Music Australia.