KATHRYN JOSEPH – ” Bones You’ve Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled “

Posted: December 17, 2015 in MUSIC
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Earlier this year the competition for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY Awards). had a fair few great records to choose unfortunately the Twilight Sad record didn’t make the shortlist,  So I began paying much closer attention to those records that did. At first Kathryn Joseph’s album seemed like a pleasant Antony, Coco Rosie or Tori Amos-ish piano record, but then I started reading about it, and every listen became this intense and visceral experience. It’s an understated masterpiece that wears it heart, guts and those of everyone we’ve lost on its sleeve, torso, cheek, lips, hair, and you can probably see the entrails hanging from its belt, dripping blood on its feet. Its pain is vivid and stark, but it probably won’t pierce your skin on first listen.”

Prodigiously talented and criminally underrated; Kathryn Joseph is one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets. Her voice possesses the other-worldly quality comparable to Ms Newsom and Björk; but she is by no means of an ilk. Better compared with Anthony Heggarty; she is an artist in every way; unique and soulful, and at the core a beautiful unnerving truth.

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