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Thur 3rd Feb 2022

Whelan’s Main Venue

The Irish Times (four stars)
Varying shades of pop noir lathered with Dowling’s voice which add dreamy characteristics from start to finish.

Sunday Independent
Self-flagellating introspection and inner-exploration – on a par, at times, with Patti Smith or PJ Harvey.”


The Spill Magazine (Toronto)
“An unforgettable and soothing voice and powerful delivery. She definitely is the gold at the end of the rainbow… It’s easy to see why Dowling is indeed one of the artists “making it” abroad”

Sunday Times
“It’s her incredible vocals that resonate. When mercurial, she is reminiscent of the gutsy Karen O. When the pace slows, the respectful tone evokes Kristin Hersh”

Irish Independent
Excellent… Bracing collection of pop rock… .fizzes with energy and attitude. Dowling’s mojo is blazing.

Mail on Sunday
If you a fan of artists such as Fiona Apple, Kristen Hersch and Portishead’s Beth Gibbons chances are you will love the Kilkenny Woman’s music.

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Lauded as one of the most wonderful and evocative vocalists in Irish contemporary music, Cat Dowling’s beautifully dark pop songs and those husky and achingly intimate vocals will grip you from the outset. The former Babelfish and Alphastates frontwoman creates well-crafted songs that inspire.

In 2013, Dowling debuted with ‘The Believer’ LP, ranked in numerous ‘Best of Year’ music polls, including The Sunday Times. The title track featured in the second series of ‘Banshee’, produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, American Beauty, True Blood) and the ‘Witches of East End’ TV series, featuring Julia Ormond. The song ‘Somebody Else’ was also used in ‘My name is Emily’. Cat has also lent vocals on many collaborative projects, including for ABC’s ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ with Emmy-winning actress Viola Davis.

Animals her critically acclaimed new album Animals, produced by Gerry Horan with Dowling as co-producer, and mixed by Ger McDonnell (The Cure, U2, Van Morrison, Martha Wainwright, Shane McGowan, Sinead O’Connor) is out now.


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€16.50 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required