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Last Featured on this show March 2, 2016

Catself is remembered by her audiences for her unusual but catchy melodies, poetic and clever lyrics and the fairytale atmosphere she creates. Her songs move both between genres and between moods and themes. Next to fairytale elements, Catself's biggest inspiration is the natural world with all its perfect creatures, plants and falling asteroids.
After years of playing for herself and then sometimes at friends' parties and in pubs during her travels, Catself decided to focus on music full time in 2008, during her nature guide internship in Svalbard. Trying to understand why she was such a distracted dog handler, she realised it was because he was making music in her head the whole time and that it was something she could not stop. Upon her return to Finland, Catself disappeared into her home studio, sometimes recording folky tunes and other times playing with sounds and creating colourful arrangements. She recorded those first songs mainly for herself, to experiment and learn - and was surprised when her second ever demo, Alien Vampiress Is Fitting In, was featured on BBC Introducing with Tom Robinson and in other radio programmes, and when she got invited to The Sun Festival, a youth festival in Marrakech, Morocco - still the most exotic gig she has ever played - after the organisers came upon her songs on MySpace.
Catself started reaching an international audience while raising funds for her debut album online on SellaBand, a fanfunding website for musicians. In 2011, as the first Finland-based artist, she completed her 40 000 € budget, thanks to the help of over 800 international fans, who, intrigued and enchanted by her songs, preordered her debut.
Catself lives in Finland but regularly performs around Europe. She tours the most in The Netherlands, where a lot of her album funders come from; she has also performed in Germany, Poland and the UK. During her second UK tour in spring 2015, she performed at The Great Escape in Brighton (see past shows here).
Catself's debut album, co-arranged and accompanied by iconic Polish folk band Saint Nicholas Orchestra, was recorded and mixed by Tadeusz Mieczkowski in Preisner Studio and will be released next year.

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(PST) Artist Name
9:00 3 Rivers ALBUM: River Music
10:10 Catself feat. Saint
Nicholas Orchestra
Alien Vampiress Is Fitting In
10:14 The Brake Brothers Band Grass on Fire
10:19 Doug Cash When Mona Lisa Cries
10:22 From The Balcony Long Road
10:25 Karl McCann Incognito
10:31 The Starling Radicals Another Shade of Gloom
10:34 AirCrash Detectives Sweet Christine
10:38 andrewpurcellmusic The day he ate some coffee
10:42 BAMIL Haunted By Circles
10:47 Barley Bouffler Mysterious Man
10:52 Blind Fret Might Be You
10:57 Bold Kelly I wanna
10:59 Bold Kelly Misspelled Formula
11:04 The Brake Brothers Band Complicated MAn
11:09 Gail Everett The Glory
11:13 J.A.R.S. Forever
11:17 Jupiter In Velvet The Beauty of U
11:22 Kylie Hughes Calipopicana
11:31 Lynn Callihan Tell me Why
11:36 Mike Sands  Unsaid 
11:41 Morgan s Road Good, Good, Gone
11:45 The Pieces of Mind Night Time Is The Right Time
11:49 Prince Charman Transposition
11:54 Susan Sheller Chains Where Wings Used To Be
11:58 T Dawn Someone Different
12:03 Will of Wilmington Hello, West Virginia
12:09 The Lady anoNYMous The Between
12:15 Lexi Scherr Honey
12:19 Truman Bloodlines & bloodsuckers
12:22 IT Burn Pt II
12:25 Flemt Hot Fever
12:29 Indus Rush I Wonder Just How Long
12:33 Miccoli Tell Me
12:35 Sundodger Chemical Life
12:38 Icicle Coke, Popcorn And Bubblegum
12:42 Paul Maged Images
12:46 PORTABLE HIGH The Visitor
12:52 Paul Christopher What s The Use Of Trying
12:55 RlSpencer Listen
12:58 Slam Cartel Sundown
1:03 Sonder Why? (reprize)
1:06 Dan McCarthy Fence Post Man (12 String)
1:09 Paul Christopher Relax And Take It Slow
1:13 Stuart Mitchell / Neil Warden The Road Less Travelled
1:17 Tom Rhodes It's Still True
1:22 The Watanabes Rooftops
1:26 Yesterday My Lexicon
1:30 Animal Holograms Black Cats
1:34 Barley Station Damaged Goods
1:39 Dan McCarthy Shortened Yellow Lights Cost Lives
1:42 Paul Christopher Touch of an Angel
1:46 Bedrokk Undertow
1:49 Brian Lambert Don't Ask Me
1:55 Charlie O'Malley Hideaway