Creative Review New Music
After thrilling crowds at the weekend with two outstanding performances at C2C Festival in London’s The O2, country-pop’s newest rising star Catherine McGrath has released her new single ‘Starting From Now’ via Warner Bros. Records.
Showcasing a more upbeat side to her music, following her acclaimed acoustic-only debut EP One at the end of 2016, the new single features Catherine with a full production including electro-acoustic guitars, stomping beats, ukuleles and a huge pop chorus. It perfectly demonstrates the huge crossover potential she has alongside her much-loved country flair.
“McGrath’s music [is reminiscent] of the stream-lined country pop sound of Taylor Swift’s first two albums” – Music Week
On its release last Friday, ‘Starting From Now’ was added straight onto Spotify’s UK New Music Friday playlist as well as seeing her picked as Apple Music’s ‘New Artist Of The Week’ this week and tipped her as “A new heiress to the Taylor throne”.
Catherine has come a long way since moving to London from her hometown in Northern Ireland to pursue her musical dream. Last week she was dubbed as “one of the brightest emerging talents in country music” by Music Week. She has also delved into the live music scene playing numerous shows in the capital including support for Una Healy from The Saturdays for two special shows in London and Dublin and will joining her again on May 14th for a show at London’s Bush Hall.
Catherine is supporting CAM at London’s Bush Hall before heading out on tour with US singer/songwriter Canaan Smith which sees her play a number shows across the country before returning for more London dates and her debut appearance at this year’s Great Escape Festival on May 18 th .
Now writing with top class songsmiths in the UK and Nashville, Catherine’s beautiful sound is capturing the hearts of young country and pop fans across the country.
Mon 27th – The Social, London
Wed 19 th – The Bedford, London
Mon 14 th – Bush Hall, London (supporting Una Healy)
Thu 18 th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton