Cat Turner's empowering electro-pop is a fitting tribute to International Women's Day

On the back of International Women’s Day we’re all cruising into the weekend with Pink hits and Lily Allen’s “Fuck you very much” blaring out of the stereo.

But if you want a bit of electro, rhythmic calm mixed in to your daily dose of empowerment, you could do a lot worse than listen to Galway-based newcomer Cat Turner.

Having started producing a year ago, Turner has honed a nurtured sound with immense technical maturity.

She takes her cues from acts like Grimes and Tove Lo, and incorporates elements of electro and alt-pop that evoke her own keen sense of her own identity.

Cat builds a visual style around her sound, choosing to make bold and artistic statements while defying convention.

In her words, “the reason I started producing and doing everything myself first came from a place of necessity… now it comes from a place of total passion.

“It scared me to do it myself, which was the exact reason I had to.”

Since debuting last year, the electro-synth artist has steadily gained fans with her seductive beats and distinctive, raw vocals.

She is crafting her own niche of ‘Goth pop’, which has signaled the young producer-singer as one to watch; and looks set to continues her rise with this brooding new gem.

There is an uneasy balance on ‘Waster’ that feels at any moment about to be disturbed; the shadowy synths and deep bass making for an unnerving mood of menace.

Cat dissects her own experiences – ”Waster’ is about an internal battle with myself where the stronger, more driven side of my personality wants to kill the weaker side.”

If this track is anything to go by, her debut EP is likely to prove unmissable.

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