American experimental electronic musician Katie Gately utilizes a plethora of computer programs to shape her voice into dense, unsettling sound constructions. Her unpredictable compositions waver between industrial collages and playful, abstract pop tunes, exhibiting an absurdist sense of humor and an ear for rhythm and melody.
Raised in Brooklyn, Gately earned a degree in film production and sound design from the University of Southern California but never formally trained as a musician. In 2012, the Los Angeles-based artist began uploading her compositions to Soundcloud and by late 2013 she had released a self-titled 12" EP on Public Information and an EP cassette on Blue Tapes, both to critical acclaim. Following a limited lathe cut 7” single with Prayer on FET Press, Gately was invited to contribute to FatCat Records' split series, sharing an EP with Tlaotlon. In 2015, Gately appeared on Nosaj Thing's Fated LP and remixed Björk's song "Family”.
Her debut album Color, released on TriAngle Records in October 2016, was well-received. Production work in 2017 included a remix for Zola Jesus and most notably, production on 6 of the 11 songs on serpentwithfeet's debut LP soil.
Gately spent most of 2018 hanging out with her mother who was a monumental badass of a human being. She is very slowly working on her second LP.