Katie Kruel's name refers to the folksong Katie Cruel,- best known for its heartrending rendition by Karen Dalton - in which an aging woman describes how she experiences sudden displacement.
The texts of Katie Kruel songs are also populated by people with a strong inner experience, who, when faced with the daily reality, get confused, upset, violent, but also euphoric.
Characterised by a slow seductive rhythm section, layered with dark vocals and tough guitar lines, Katie Kruel's music is rich in echoes from deathrock and post-punk bands like Birthday Party and early sludge like Melvins, but mixed into a contemporary unique sound that will pull you through your forbidden fears.
Katie Kruel is: Nathalie Houtermans (vocals), Hans Dirksen-Smits (guitar), Martin Kooy (bass) and Jacob van der Linden (drums).
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