In 2015, Kathryn Joseph’s debut album, Bones You Have Thrown Me, And Blood I’ve Spilled, staved off competition from major label artists such as Paolo Nutini and indie darlings, Belle & Sebastian and Young Fathers, to win the annual Scottish Album of the Year award.
Since then, she’s followed the LP with one of last year’s most special records – From When I Wake The Want Is. A deeply challenging and personal album that not only saw her songwriting improve even further, but its musicality at another level.
As she embarks on her first UK tour, we caught up with Kathryn to find out what provides the inspiration for her incredible music – here are her Sound and Vision choices:
‘today my three favourite records are
master and everyone by bonnie prince billy
this is a perfect feeling of warm and safe and sad and beautiful from start to end
is this desire? by PJ Harvey
perfect sexy brutal beauty – all of it – especially the bass on the garden is my favourite
mark hollis by mark hollis
my favourite record of all records. painfully perfectly beautiful and also my favourite record cover of all time!
my favourite book ever is
Lighthouse Keeping by Jeanette Winterson
It makes me cry everytime I read it.
She is the best of all at beauty words.
my favourite film ever is buffalo 66
Vincent gallo is amazing and I love this perfect film and soundtrack so much. Every moment of it is broken human perfect.
the song that is important to me is
never be mine by Kate Bush
this is a song that makes me better even though it is full of wanting more. I love it so much.’
Kathryn is on a UK tour now, which includes upcoming shows in Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.