We caught the live show...
Katie Waissel's name brings up some weird memories of an X Factor gone by; stripping Grannies, diva tantrums, MASSIVE roots - oh, and a bit of singing, mainly Jungle Book karaoke (which was one of our faves).
Now Katie's making a mark with her new band Red Velvet, who we caught at their London showcase this month and BLOODY LOVED.
Think Taylor Momsen-gravelly vocals, rolling basslines and gritty guitar riffs - and a genre that Katie seems comfortable in.
With her hair big and brunette (and about 3kg of make-up on), Katie belted out the vocals that we vaguely remember loving once upon a time on the X Factor, before everything got a bit overshadowed by that gran...
Check out Katie performing with Red Velvet below;
See what we mean? This suits Ms Waissel far more than any of that X Factor nonsense - in fact, she seemed like a different person (read: actual person, rather than weird talent-show doll) in comparison.
Watch this space for more info on Red Velvet's releases, we'll definitely be snapping them up.
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