Katie Kim (Irish musician)

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Katie Kim
A sepia image of a woman standing on a bridge with railway tracks.
Kim in Waterford, Ireland in 2008
Background information
Birth nameKatie Sullivan
Born (1983-03-16) 16 March 1983 (age 35)
London, England
OriginDublin, Ireland
GenresIndie folk, lo-fi, ambient, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, composer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass piano, keyboards
Years active2008–present
LabelsFlaming June

Katie Sullivan (born 16 March 1983), also known as Katie Kim, is an Irish musician, singer-songwriter and composer.

Personal life[edit]

Born in London to Irish parents, Katie Kim was brought to Waterford[1] in Ireland following her birth. In her late teens she moved to Dublin to attend university where she continues to reside.


Katie Kim performs atmospheric alternative folk rock music as a solo project, using a loop station and both classical and electric guitar. She also performs with as part of an ensemble, playing guitar, bass, keyboards and singing.

Music career[edit]

Kim has released two studio albums, Twelve (2008) and Cover & Flood (2012). In addition she has also composed a film score, an original soundtrack for The Seashell and the Clergyman. Commissioned by The Cork French Film Festival, Kim performed the score at the Pavilion, Cork in front of a live audience in 2011. In 2012, Katie releases a free album featuring previously unreleased tracks and alternative versions to previously released tracks the album 'Vaults Vol 1' was released through her bandcamp website. On 15 August 2016 she released a track 'Foreign Fleas' through her bandcamp site.[2]

'Salt' is her third studio album which Katie Kim plans on releasing in Ireland on 14 October 2016,[3] the nine-track LP will be released as a download and on limited edition vinyl.[4][5] In August 2016, Katie Kim previewed some tracks from the album.[6]

She has worked with various musicians and bands, including Halves, Mike Scott and The Waterboys, David Kitt and Ed Harcourt.

The majority of her music and album releases her self-released through her own label - Flaming June.




  • "Radio" (2008)
  • "Heavy Lighting" (2012)
  • "The Feast" (2013)
  • "Foreign Fleas" (2015)
  • "Salt" (2016)

Film scores[edit]

Appears on[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/a-shot-at-the-dark-629fsw3b5
  2. ^ https://katiekim.bandcamp.com/track/foreign-fleas
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/DANCEKATIEKIMDANCE/photos/a.10150568263967111.377968.48489112110/10153721116592111/?type=1&theater
  4. ^ http://nialler9.com/katie-kim-announces-release-fourth-album-salt/
  5. ^ http://www.thepointofeverything.com/2016/08/23/katie-kim-salt/
  6. ^ http://irishmusicfeed.tumblr.com/post/149085963434/music-katie-kim-readies-new-album-salt
  7. ^ Media relations, ABC. "FINAL WITNESS: A Mother's Revenge". Final Witness press release. ABC media relations. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  8. ^ Preblick, Patrick. "Final Witness What The Boy Saw". ABC Television Network. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2013.

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