Style, Music, and Weird News with Katalyst by Kat
Kat, the music blogger of Katalyst by Kat, encompasses a free spirited essence that is also infused in Corrente handbags. An avid supporter of Indy Bands, she recommends bands that are both on the cusp of being infamous and genuinely good, plus we love reading about her weird news. One of our first interviews on the Corrente blog, find out what makes Kat tick.
You are very supportive and knowledgable of independent music where did this adoration come from? My Parents are music fans and my dad worked in the music business briefly so I grew up with an awesome record collection to listen to and they took me to concerts from the earliest age I can remember. I also think I must have been a musician in a past life ;) My love of independent i think is because I just don't really like anything main stream not because I'm being contrary just because it's how I feel.
What Band/Musician(s) are you obsessed with right now? Ooooh too many where do I start?! First and foremost a band called Alberta Cross. Their music is so beautiful and the lyrics really just touch you, I have a feeling about that band that they have stayed under the radar for quite a while but one of these days they are going to burst into everyones lives. I recently discovered an English band called Django Django that I'm enjoying, Rodriguez changed my life, Diamond Rugs puts some swagger in my step, Other Lives are so musically gifted they are beyond inspiring and for some reason I'm obsessed with 1950s/60s country at the moment, I just put Patsy Cline into Pandora and listen for days.
I love that you included the ‘weird news’ in your blog, can you tell us about a favorite post? I guess my recent favorite story is the one about Big Foot freaking an Indian reservation out in Ohio. I am fascinated by Native American culture and history so this story combined two of my favorite topics.
What is your daily mantra? Be nice, be successful, be passionate, eat well, love and laugh!
You are from London, but Brooklyn is home. What is your favorite part of living in NYC? I could write a book on this! A quick summary is the way individualism is embraced here, anything goes! I love that most bars play rock n' roll. I love that there are still independent stores and not all just chains, I love that most people are from somewhere else and I love upstate New York. The Woodstock area is my happy place.