KASHKA

Live Act Austropop Singer/Songwriter Electro Melodic Indie
KASHKA - Austropop Singer/Songwriter Electro Melodic Indie Live Act in Toronto

KASHKA Short Info

KASHKA is the ongoing folkpoptronica project of Toronto based musician Kat Burns. After putting her previous band Forest City Lovers on indefinite hiatus, she is back with a new sound and a new album that boasts some of her finest material to date.

A prolific writer, Burns released three albums in her five years fronting Forest City Lovers before she retired the project in 2012. Not one to laze about, she collaborated mid-2012 with producer James Bunton (Ohbijou, Light Fires, Evening Hymns) on an LP called Vichada, under her new KASHKA moniker. The album garnered praise and she toured Canada and Europe and headed to Poland at the end of that year for a genre bending exploration of traditional instruments during a residency with Orkiestra Sw Mikolaj.

Upon returning to Canada she began recording her second KASHKA album [Bound] with producer Leon Taheny (Rituals, Dusted, Beliefs) in Toronto. The songs were filled with memorable melodies and lyrics about family history and broken love. Shortly after they completed tracking the album, she was selected for a prestigious residency at the Banff Centre in Alberta, with top producers Hal Willner (Lou Reed, Metallica), Shawn Everett (k.d. lang, the Like, Weezer) and musical mentors Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene) and during that two weeks she wrote and recorded brand new music, currently unreleased, under their guidance. While she was there, Bound was released and began to pick up speed.

The release of BOUND has garnered praise from the media, with Chromewaves declaring, “The likes of “Never Had It” and “Lamplight” boast some of the finest melodies Burns has written to date, and their buoyancy coexists with the shadowy, introspective numbers she’s always been strong at”; The Grid claims “Burns’s best asset is her voice, which is warm and precise” while Quick Before It melts states, “the music Kat Burns has been making as KASHKA lately is 100% pure pop not from concentrate. There is nothing watered down about Bound, Burns’ second “solo” release under the KASHKA name.”

KASHKA is the ongoing folkpoptronica project of Toronto based musician Kat Burns. After putting her previous band Forest City Lovers on indefinite hiatus, she is back with a new sound and a new album that boasts some of her finest material to date.

A prolific writer, Burns released three albums in her five years fronting Forest City Lovers before she retired the project in 2012. Not one to laze about, she collaborated mid-2012 with producer James Bunton (Ohbijou, Light Fires, Evening Hymns) on an LP called Vichada, under her new KASHKA moniker. The album garnered praise and she toured Canada and Europe and headed to Poland at the end of ...

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Past Gigs KASHKA

  • 05 | 2015 Toronto CMW - Canadian Music Week
  • 04 | 2015 Maynooth Blimp Rock + KASHKA
  • 04 | 2015 Hamilton Blimp Rock + KASHKA
  • 04 | 2015 Oshawa KASHKA + Blimp Rock
  • 02 | 2015 Toronto Corinna Rose + KASHKA
  • 05 | 2014 3030, Toronto Exclaim Party
  • 05 | 2014 Czehoski, Toronto CMW - Canadian Music Week
  • 04 | 2014 Wrexham / Wales FOCUS Wales Festival
  • 04 | 2014 Caerleon Fundraiser Concert
  • 04 | 2014 Bristol Club Concert
  • 03 | 2014 Baltimore House / Hamilton BOUND TOUR

Discography KASHKA

  • 2014 Smoke it Out Single | Play the Triangle
  • 2014 Bones EP EP | Play the Triangle
  • 2014 In the Snow Single | Play the Triangle
  • 2013 Bound Album | Play the Triangle
  • 2012 Vichada Album | Play the Triangle

Media

  • Video KASHKA "Never Had It" - Off...
  • Video KASHKA "Bloodlines" - Offic...
  • Video KASHKA - "Clam, Crab, Cockl...
  • Sound Prophet
  • Sound KASHKA - Smoke It Out
  • Sound KASHKA - Salmon Arms (Acous...

Fan Radar

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Origin

  • Toronto CA

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Kat Burns multiple instruments
  • Various Friends multiple instruments