Kat Burns

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Kat Burns
Birth nameKat Burns
BornOshawa, Ontario, Canada
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
Genrespop, folkpoptronica, synthpop, folkpopd
Occupation(s)Singer/songwriter, artist, actor
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, synth, ukulele
Years active2005–present
LabelsPlay the Triangle, Out of This Spark, Arts & Crafts
Associated actsKASHKA, Forest City Lovers

Kat Burns is a Canadian musician known as KASHKA[1] and previously as songwriter/vocalist of Forest City Lovers.[2] She is also an accomplished visual artist[3][4] and voice over actor.[5]

Burns led folk-pop band Forest City Lovers from 2006-2012, releasing three full-length albums and one vinyl single[6] with the band before their indefinite hiatus.[7] In 2010, she started KASHKA as a side project and has since taken it on full-time.[8] She has released two full-length albums and a number of singles under the KASHKA moniker.[9] Burns is also involved in community organisations Girls Rock Camp Toronto and SKETCH.[10]


  • Relax (2017)
  • Port William Instrumentas (2017)
  • Heavy Ghost single (2016)
  • Bones EP (2014)
  • Bound (2013)
  • Vichada (2012)
Forest City Lovers
  • The Sun and the Wind (2006)
  • Haunting Moon Sinking (2008)
  • Phodilus & Tyto (2009)
  • Carriage (2010)
Kat Burns
  • For the Birds (2005)
Guest appearances

Music videos[edit]

  • Body Like Lead (2015) directed by Stephanie Markowitz.
  • Salmon Arms (Acoustic) (2014) directed by Kat Burns.
  • Never Had It (2013) directed by Daniel Tahmazian.
  • Bloodlines (2013) directed by Adam Seward.
  • Winter Light' (2012) directed by Kat Burns.
  • Vichada (2012) directed by Kat Burns.
Forest City Lovers
  • Song for Morrie (2007) directed by Stuart A. McIntyre
  • Pirates (2008) directed by Kat Burns.
  • Tell Me, Cancer (2010) directed by Ryan Marr.
  • If I Were A Tree (2010) co-directed by Jared Raab and Colin Medley
  • Keep the Kids Inside (2011) directed by Isotoica


  • Soundclash Music Awards 2013 (finalist) [11]
Forest City Lovers
  • Verge Music Awards Artist of the Year 2011 (nominee)[12]
  • Verge Music Awards Album of the Year 2011 (nominee)