The award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter performs her hauntingly beautiful folk melodies.
Indie folk singer-songwriter Kathryn Joseph’s debut, bones you have thrown me and blood I’ve spilled won Scottish Album of the Year in 2015. The Inverness-born artist creates dreamy melodies, transporting listeners with beguiling soundscapes of piano, harmonium and voice; a visceral, often melancholy blend of poetry and wistful refrains. Hers is a delicate, otherworldly sound, drawing comparisons to Joanna Newsom, Kate Bush or Anohni while remaining utterly unique and conjuring up cinematic visions of Scottish landscapes and raw emotions.
Besides her solo work, Joseph has featured on an album by virtuoso guitarist RM Hubbert, written a soundtrack for a National Theatre of Scotland play and collaborated with James Graham of post-punk band The Twilight Sad on Out Lines, a community storytelling programme in Glasgow’s Easterhouse. Open to exploring other artforms beside music, Joseph also toured a poignantly staged, live theatrical adaptation of her 2018 second album, from when i wake the want is.
...Kathryn Joseph continues to excel at both the light and the dark without ever being grey