Press

For Wedding (Released January 29th, 2013):

“Katie Mullins is a singer-songwriter — just not in the way you might think. Admit it: You’re picturing Woman With Guitar, right? Well, the closest Mullins gets to that is the baritone ukulele (which is pretty close, actually), but several songs on her latest album, Wedding, feature her singing and accompanying herself on the mbira, a thumb piano from Zimbabwe. “Spring” features her clear, ringing voice, both in the melody and in a glowing overdubbed chorus; percussion and eventually cello flesh out the sound. The mbira’s gently insistent, almost minimalist fragments and Mullins’ poetic vocals are a mixed marriage for sure, but then, the title of the album refers not to matrimony, but to the blending of dissimilar or even opposite ideas.” — John Schaefer, host of WNYC’s Soundcheck

Wedding makes good use of Mullins’ affinity for tiny instruments, setting them against sparse but salient arrangements. The real attraction, though, is Mullins’ voice – tender enough to lure you in, only to wow you when breaking into a high-register chorus.”
Alexander Abnos, WNYC Soundcheck

 

For Pastoral (Released November 3, 2009):

“I suspected that her sound would not be typical chick with guitar alt-rock. Happily I was right.”
— Songs Illinois

“Brooklyn singer songwriter Katie Mullins is not just a classically trained singer. She’s a vocal chameleon—and it shows on her debut album of love songs, Pastoral.”
— Douglas Q. Smith, NPR

“Mullins’ debut is a valiant effort worth the forthcoming praise. In her title track, she weaves together childlike verses, referring to cookies and sweets, with haunting vocal layering against the backdrop of a clinking mbira….Pastoral is as unassuming as it is ambitious. Bare arrangements and simple melodies are offset by a voice so rich that even her “ooohs” come out sounding sophisticated.”
— Exclaim

“Any artist who generates this many hits is coo in my book.”
— Gumshoe Grove

“Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Katie Mullins is sure to capture the attention of those who love the simplicity of chick indie rock with her latest album, Pastoral. At first listen the lyrics seem to be basic storytelling, offering anecdotes that remind you of easier, younger days, but Mullins has a way of catching your ear with a line that speaks straight to the heart. ”
— The Deli

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