Kate Crash is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, producer, filmmaker, entertainer, writer and multimedia artist. In her teen years she made weird art, wrote poetry books, and played in punk and industrial bands. After graduating from Cal Arts, she moved to Tokyo where she performed her music in street shows and made films.
When she came back to L.A. she was discovered and cultivated by legendary producer Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire). Launay produced 3 EP’s for Crash that were released under Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records and George Martin’s Grand Master. Crash now writes, performs, and produces all her songs which are mixed by Ethan Kaufmann.
This past June saw the release of Crash’s first full length, album To You Never Again. Written, performed, and recorded completely by Crash in her apartment, it combines hip hop beats with dark dreamy pop chorus’s and electric guitars. It is accompanied by videos she created with director Ashley Walters, editor Linda Strawberry and actor Brett Grace. They were shot two days in and around her apartment in order to maintain the vulnerable, volatile, and homemade feel of the album. It’s about a character hitting rock bottom, which causes them to realize that most of what they believe is just programming from childhood, society, and media. This week sees the release of her new video for “Has Slipped Away”.
Kate Crash on “Has Slipped Away”
“The track is about the violent intimacy of inescapable darkness”