Kate Owen will bring her nous for songwriting back to the stage this March.
Owens’s debut album, Not A Proper Girl released 13 March 2020 was recorded with Ben Edwards (The Sitting Room, Lyttelton), and toured in October to critical acclaim.
A singer with poetic, restrained intensity, Owen has been songwriting and performing for twenty years. Her sound ranges from stripped-back laments to 90’s pop anthems, with rich textures including synth and strings, and strong rhythmic pulses from live kits and drums machines.
Owen’s Not A Proper Girl has a sound that has been likened to PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi and Sharon Van Etten.
“Not a Proper Girl feels cohesive and coherent. She deserves to be heard and seen.” - Graham Reid, Elsewhere
“Not a Proper Girl’ is a sophisticated, introspective and beautifully put together, and places Kate Owen on the map as an artist to watch.” - NZ Musician