Catherine Elms Album Launch Party

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I’m delighted to finally reveal that my debut album will be coming out in November, and to celebrate I’ll be holding an ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY!

My debut album is called ‘I Have Seen It, I Do Not Fear It’, and it’s a body of work that tells my story of self-discovery and actualization. It’s an album about feeling that calling for something more, breaking free and moving towards the life you want to live. Recorded at The Nest Studios Brighton, the album features beautiful photography by Scott Chalmers, and will be available as a digital download and a physical CD digipak.

To celebrate, I’m throwing an album launch gig on FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER in Elysium , Swansea. This special show will feature:

– me performing songs from the album
– exclusive signed merch only available at this event
– live performances from special guests Foxxglove and Ophelia Lark
– custom cocktails named after my songs
– an after-party until late where we can drink and party together

Doors: 7.30pm
Foxxglove: 8.10pm
Ophelia’s Lark: 8.50pm
Catherine Elms: 9.30pm
After-party: 10.40pm til late


Standard ticket (door entry only): £5 in advance
VIP ticket (door entry + a signed copy of the album + a digital download copy of the album): £10 in advance
VIP ticket-holders will be emailed a digital copy of the album on release day, and can collect the physical copy of the album on event night. Please email if you’d like your album posted to you before the show (second-class).
If you’d like to sign up to my newsletter and get a free handmade gift on arrival, you can leave your email address when purchasing a ticket on EventBrite.

Tickets will be more expensive on the door and may sell out, so make sure you pre-book now.

IMPORTANT: if you’d like to come to the show but can’t afford to buy a ticket, we have a limited number of free tickets available to anyone who needs them, no questions asked. Message me on facebook or email me at to pre-book one of these tickets.


This 14-track full-band album was recorded and produced at The Nest Studios Brighton, with musicians from progressive rock band Birdeatsbaby, and with drums by Brian Viglione (The Dresden Dolls, Violent Femmes).

Drawing on her experiences as a person with mental illness, a queer woman, and an introverted musician, Catherine creates a lush sonic world that tells stories of: longing for meaning in your life, overcoming despair and apathy, being a messy weirdo in a world that values glamour and perfection, and rejecting toxic love. While she explores dark themes, the album is ultimately a story of hope and triumph – she sings of the joy of self-actualisation, of surviving hardship, and of taking our toughest moments and burning them for fuel to keep ourselves moving forward.

“I wrote this album from some of the darkest places I’ve been, and with each track, you hear me growing, and going deeper into myself. The album represents my first steps on a journey out of the dark, a journey towards the place – and person – I’m meant to be.”

Catherine’s cinematic sound – rich vocals and haunting pianos with pop, rock, and orchestral soundscapes – elevates this personal and intimate journey into something powerful and universal.

“These songs are for those of us who’ve spent so long feeling bone-achingly sad and sick of fighting our demons – but we got up and kept fighting anyway. This album is for those of us who long for something more – for ourselves, for the world, for each other.”


Elysium is fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets on the ground floor, and gender-neutral toilets on the first floor. There will be a seated area at the back of the venue with chairs and sofas, where you can still listen to the music but sit down in a quieter space. There is also a gallery space at the back of the venue for people who need a quieter space, if they are feeling like they need a break. There is an outdoor smoking/vaping area at the back of the venue.

Elysium is 3-minute walk from Swansea train station, and there are plenty of NCP car parks nearby in walking distance. There is also limited free parking along the High Street.