News & Updates on Matches

Matches was released on Friday the 3rd of July and BLEW UP on the Spotify streaming services!
It was also added to the Spotify Editorial Playlist: A Breath of Fresh Eire - with over 64k listeners.

Matches cover BF Logo.jpg

Matches proves a strong song on the Spotify charts.

July 6th, 2020

 
 
42585798_10156981496394172_3727551478533

Song Featured on iHeart Radio

Vintage Records

Yeah, you read that right DO IT RIGHT WAS ON iHEART RADIO!!!!

 

KTG Follows up Dance Bop ‘Get Out’ with Pop Rock Rollercoaster ‘Do it Right’!

From hedonistic gay abandon, to deep and tender love songs, like a Robert Burns for the present, smart and educated generation.

KTG, with her voice so-real-it-hurts, stamps her authority and artistry on every song. Her wondrous playfulness seems to come to us through the ages from the Goddess Danu herself, the mother of the Irish people.

She disarms us, and leaves us quite vulnerable, with her ‘favourite sister’ appeal. But like all super heroes, quickly changes to show us her awesome powers.

You will easily fall in love with KTG over and over again. A true genius of story and song.


  On March 27th 2020 KTG will release the second single from upcoming album ‘The Long Road Home’. The song, titled ‘Do It Right’ is an energetic return to rocky favourites from her debut like ‘Get You Story Straight’. A song about wanting the moment to last, and longing for escape rather than go back to the mundane.

 

KTG makes her European Debut

In Madrid as part of Sofar Sounds

 
singlecoverKTG BFM2.jpg

The Reviews are in ...

Features on...

- Premiered on 'She Makes Music'
- 'Dat Buzzing Sound'

 

New Music on the 31st of Jan 2020

Ireland’s Queen of the Bop Strengthens her Claim to the Throne with Powerful Pop Single ‘Get Out’ and 2nd Album Announcement. From hedonistic gay abandon, to deep and tender love songs, like a Robert Burns for the present, smart and educated generation.

KTG, with her voice so-real-it-hurts, stamps her authority and artistry on every song. Her wondrous playfulness seems to come to us through the ages from the Goddess Danu herself, the mother of the Irish people.

She disarms us, and leaves us quite vulnerable, with her ‘favourite sister’ appeal. But like all super heroes, quickly changes to show us her awesome powers.

You will easily fall in love with KTG over and over again. A true genius of story and song.


 The song, titled ‘Get Out’ is a high energy pop track with a Latin feel and a kick ass message of personal empowerment! A bop that is impossible not to move your body to, with a chorus that is impossible to remove from your brain! Just what the

doctor ordered to kick start 2020. ‘Get Out’ will release January 31st, 2020 via Beardfire Music.

Get Out

 

The Long Road Home

Second Album Announced

KTG kicks off the New Year and Decade with fantastic news - the second album, "The Long Road Home", from KTG and Beardfire Studios will be released in October 2020! 

"I’m excited to share new songs and ideas and thoughts with you all throughout the year with a number of single releases but the fun kicks off on the 31st of January when my new single comes out ... more on that to follow" -KTG 


Shot from the Never Go Home official music video shot by the amazing Picture Mode Films!!!

 

The Magpie Tour

Dates are announced

SUPRISE 
You didn’t think I was going to release an album without a tour?!? 

KTG forges on around the country to being you the Magpies Tour. Choosing some of her favourite venues, KTG invites you to join her for an intimate gig with songs of old and new. 
Searching For Magpies, the debut album, will be out on the 23rd of September !

 

Never Go Home Reviews

“KTG’s soft, folk-tinged vocals soar effortlessly over the vibrant musicality, reminding us immediately of the likes of Laulationra Marling or Wallis Bird. Throughout the mini-album, KTG combines modern folk, pop and even country-tinged sensibilities to create a sound that is both playful and poignant.”Thank Folk For That

"Mas é em “Never Go Home”, novo lançamento da moça que eu quero que vocês prestem atenção. A canção é alegre e festiva, como um bom bluegrass geralmente é. A letra fala sobre ter a melhor noite de todos os tempos e passar o fim de semana inteiro se divertindo. Mas não temos banjo aqui e sim uma boa guitarra. Não temos um marmanjo barbudo evocando um coro de cervejeiros, mas uma mulher que não quer ser só uma trabalhadora em tempo integral, mas também quer ter seu tempo livre de diversão para fazer o que bem entender nos fins de semana: “você não estará vivo por mais tempo do que você estará morto”, diz sua letra." - FolkDaWorld (Portugal)

Transalation: "But it's in Never Go Home, the girl's new release that I want you to pay attention to. The song is cheerful and festive, as a good bluegrass usually is. The lyrics are about having the best night ever and spending the whole weekend having fun. But we have no banjo here but a good guitar. We don't have a bearded grown man evoking a brewer's choir, but a woman who not only wants to be a full-time worker, but also wants to have her fun-free time doing whatever she wants on weekends: “you won't be alive longer than you will be dead, ”says her handwriting."

"KTG’s ‘Never Go Home’ is a feel good folk-pop banger! Irish singer-songwriter KTG - aka Katie Gallagher - has no intention of going home anytime soon as she releases her fun-filled new single ‘Never Go Home’!" - She Makes Music

CB3B1192A.jpg

Summer Tour Dates To Be Announced

 






The Official Video Shot by Picture Mode Studios

To be released on the 6th of September 2019

The summer of releases will end on the 26th of August when the final single, Never Go Home, from the debut album, Searching For Magpies, by KTG, will be released on all streaming and downloading services. But the celebration will not stop there as on the 6th of September the official video for Never Go Home will be released on KTG's official YouTube page! 

Shot by Picture Mode Studios over locations in Dublin and Newtown Cashel, Co. Longford. 

Many thanks to the local communities and property owners for allowing us to shoot on site! Also a huge thank you to friends and current students of KTG for coming out and being a part of the video - it was such an amazing situation to have all of the aspects of KTG's life collide! 

 

The Reviews for "Strawberries" are in ...

From DJs to Bloggers - here's what they say! 

"(Strawberries) is a song that I vibed to so much. I was very fortunate to see her perform live ... and she is absolutely fantastic, such an amazing voice. She really truly is one to look out for in the future. One thing I really loved about her live shows is her interaction with the crowd as well. This is the song that really stood out to me ... and when I heard this song I genuinely wanted to go out." - Marty Guilfoyle, DJ on Spin1038 and musician

“Her newest upcoming single ‘Strawberries’ feels as if it could have come straight out of KT Tunstall’s impressive back catalogue, as the folk-pop melodies mix with funk-infused guitars, creating something truly feel-good and addictive.” - The CelebMix (where Strawberries premiered)

"Strawberries feels as though it could have come straight out of KT Tunstall's back catalogue, as the folk-pop melodies mix with funk-infused guitars, creating something undeniably feel-good and addictive" - She Makes Music

"KTG has managed to bring this singer-songwriter style back with an addictively feel-good release crafting an upbeat playful single that hasd us hooked. Trust us, you'll find yourself singing the chorus by accident hours after listening..." -  Love Music; Love Life

"...Strawberries, showcasing her alluring blend of modern folk and indie pop. The Irish singer-songwriter drips contemporary pop appeal on this track, with no small part due to its immensely upbeat nature. While the mere mention of the word 'folk' is enough to turn some listeners away, KTG, aka Katie Gallagher, has sublimely crafted a sound that injects the genre with enough pop sensibilities to appeal to a wider audience." - Born Music Online 

"Some people have a few too many when they find a drink they really like and can’t remember much about the night before. Not a problem in this case – KTG (Katie Gallagher) wrote an entire song inspired by strawberry Kopperberg cider!

Strawberries is a juicy, joyful pop-rock tune about having fun and letting down inhibitions while tasting like strawberries in the company of boy who loves strawberries! It has a catchy, upbeat sound designed to appeal to fans of spirited singer-songwriters like KT Tunstall and Amy Macdonald." - ​Music Close Up.com

 

The Reviews for Don't Tell My Mother are In...

See what the bloggers have to say from GoldenPlec, BluesBunny, The Vinyl District, The Last Mixed Tap and more!

"It's a passionate warm track with an exquisite guitar melody deeply weaving and wiggling underneath KTG's mature and moving vocals. With lush baking vocals, rich rhythm and beautiful melodies this track is a tender and moving ditty filled with sublime musicianship , poignant song writing and infectious melodies. There is oodles of passion seeping from every note and folky hue while KTG presents her sound with grace, elegance and an edgy quality that is admirable."

- Indie Buddie

“KTG, combines delicate folk-inspired vocals with sunny, uplifting pop-tinged melodies. Sure to captivate the ears with her feel-good offerings, she stands out as a definite one to watch.”

- Get in Her Ears


"It is no insult to call a song like this 'coffee shop friendly' when the people whom frequent such places will undoubtedly become her front line fans" 

- The Blues Bunny

"KTG is pretty new to the scene but we're sure that won't be for much longer if her new single "Don't Tell My Mother" is anything to go by [...] feels (the single) like a wholesome hug that keeps on giving" 

- The Vinyl District (who named KTG UK Artist of the Week)

"Irish gem KTG shares instantly infectious 'Don't Tell My Mother" 

- A Badge of Friendship 

"The track combines pop and folk sensibilities to create something really worth paying attention to." 

- GoldenPlec (who named Don't Tell.. one of the 14 songs you need to hear)

"A vibrant offering from KTG, the multi-layered production, rolling rhythm and lush vocals of 'Don't Tell My Mother' make for an infectious intro to a new songwriter on the scene" 

- The Last Mixed Tape

Featured on

  • Imperfect Fifth's June 2019 Playlist 

  • The Buzzing Sound 

  • The Last Mixed Tape Playlist

  • For The Rabbits "Five Things We Liked This Week" Playlist

  • Indie Buddies' "Indie Quick Picks"

 

In the News

Searching For Magpies Tracks Released

Track list for 'Searching For Magpies' is released right now! 
Check out the blog section!

 

In the News

Music Now

"Searching For Magpies" 
Debut Album Announced

May 20th, 2019

So friends, I promised news and here I am! 

Proud to announce that I am now signed to Beardfire Music Production Studio & Label! And with this new signing I am releasing not one, not two but THREE singles this summer and in September I will be releasing my DEBUT ALBUM - Searching For Magpies (all songs produced by the amazing David Virgin Music (Official), @Rohan Healy and @al_quiff ) ! I am so happy to be signed with the lads and be part of the Beardfire family! 

Here are the dates you need to remember
*My first single - “Don’t Tell My Mother” will be released 28th of June 
*My second single - “Strawberries” will be released 26th of July 
*My third single - “Never Go Home” will be released 23rd of August 
***Debut album “Searching for Magpies” (all original songs I might add) will be released 26th of September!!! 
I will be releasing all info about the album on my website ( www.ktgmusic.org) with track listing very soon so keep your eyes peeled and may you always see two magpies instead of one ♎️
(Album cover by Shelley Corcoran Photography and make up by Rebecca McGann of Fades & Flicks )

60482119_753044555091442_6629428153343279104_n_edited.jpg
 

Music Now

First single of the summer announced 
"Don't Tell My Mother"

May 20th, 2019

 

New Spotify Profile Launched
"Aphra's Song" 
Live from Coffee Hill Studios

New unplugged song released to launch KTG's new Spotify Profile! 
"Aphra's Song" has always been a fan favourite and is now available to listen to AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN

©2019 by KTG. Proudly created with Wix.com