Scars | Kat Boelskov

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About the artist

Despite having no musical training whatsoever, Kat Boelskov writes, records and produces all her own music.
Without having played a single live gig, working from her tiny apartment in Copenhagen, she has earned a big crowd of fans from all around the world who expresses a deep devotion to her music. She has reached no.1 on the Reverbnation Alternative chart for Denmark, has 4000+ fans on her facebook page alone, and her music is receiving complimentary mentions and reviews around the blogosphere.
Kat Boelskovs debut album ’Amateur’ is impossible to define, genre-wise. The sound is both dark and sweet, combining elements of electronica, rock, and acoustics. The songs are nevertheless bound firmly together by the raw, emotional voice and feeling of unashamed honesty running throughout the album.
(Unsure of how to categorise the sound, Kat tried asking her fans for help, but ended up none the wiser: Euro-feminist Lilith Fair-Style, Art-rock, Operatic folk-punk, and Jazzy electro with a touch of blues were some of the suggestions.)
One thing is certain though: due to her decision to stay 100% in charge of the sound on the album, ‘Amateur’ is a deeply personal piece of work.
As for Kats musical influences, they are definitely all about the women, with inspirations counting KateBushSiaFurlerMichelleShockedAnoukCatPowerSherylCrowMissyHigginsAnnieLennoxKTTunstallImogenHeapToriAmosPink MariaMenaRachaelYamagataFeverRayFionaAppleLeonaNaessChristinaAguileraKateEarlAlanisMorissetteAmyWinehouse VayaConDiosMarianneFaithfullReginaSpektorBjørkNellyFurtadoTheKillsTanyaStephensMariahCareyAvrilLavigneIndigoGirls AliciaKeysCyndiLauperTegan&SaraKarenOSuzanneVegaTheKnife and many more.
To this messed-up combination of strong, warm, anguished, moody, strange, pleasant, crazy, perfect, unique, angry, childish, light, gorgeous, rough, wild, intense, happy, transparent and cryptic voices, Kat Boelskov hereby adds her own.