Last time we checked in with Catlips the talented Perth producer (also known as Katie Campbell was remixing Melbourne superstar Chela. The result was an essential cut of tropical club and stylish synth pop that hasn't left our playlists.
But it's been a busy year for Catlips and it's time to catch up. In the meantime there's been a new EP via Pilerats, and a video for the single "Fade" directed by none other than the multi-talented Chela. About the collaboration, Catlips mentions:
"I met Chelsea at one of her gigs in Perth about a year ago through a drunken fake interview which she handled very well. Turns out she is a 10/10 gal and we hung out over the next few months at random, memorable occasions and I recently remixed her latest single Handful Of Gold. While she was back in Australia and playing a show in Perth we hung out and got chatting about video clips, she said she wanted to direct more and I figured her creative vibes would be the perfect ingredient to bring Fade to life. She encompasses my aesthetic intention for the track; vibrant, sharp and intriguing."
Last week it was announced Catlips will join Melbourne's own overachieving Roland Tings on a tour around Australia. Pay close attention to the dates and be sure not to miss one this combination of modern dance masters.
Catch Roland Tings and Catlips on tour:
Wednesday, May 20 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Thursday, May 21 – Howler, Melbourne
Friday, May 22 – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Sunday, May 31 – At The Pile, Perth