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Cat Dowling has been writing songs for a long-time. She fronted alphastates for a number of years. Alphastates were pioneers in what would soon be known as indietronica. For a number of years, they caused quite a stir.

At the beginning of 2010 she decided it was time to come out from the shadows and venture it alone. “I had a huge body of work written and I knew I needed to do this on my own” – it feels great and songs keep on pouring from me.”

The result of this new adventure is “The Believer” – an eclectic offering of 11 songs with low-key beats, layers of sonic treats and and a voice, both hushed and passionate, that will punch you in the gut.

The Well Runs Dry, described as more akin to Beach House than her previous outfits, was released on Fri 22 June 2012.The second single, Cruel, is to be released at the end of September with her debut album “The Believer” set for a release in January 2013.

Dowling, has evolved into a very passionate performer. Don’t miss the chance to catch her in a live setting!

‘The Well Runs Dry’, a stonker of a single that brings to mind Amanda Palmer and Beth Gibbons. Hot Press

There’s a bit of a buzz surrounding her at the moment and rightly so. A stripped down and bare sound, Dowling reminds me of Portishead with her sultry and raspy tones. Style Siren

“Dowling’s sultry haze of a voice is the defining and pre-eminent feature, as ever, as it shifts and softly cracks above both catchy hooks and soft vibes.” Sunday Business Post

Dowling’s austere murmurings are hypnotic ..Irish Times

What really lingers are those vocals – breathy, vulnerable and disarmingly sexy. Sunday Tribune

Dowling’s distinctive vocals call Beth Gibbons and Liz Frazer to mind. Irish Independent



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