What does it sound like?:
So I better start by a declaration of interest in that I contributed material for the bonus discs that accompany 10 of Kathryn’s albums from 1999-2015 that make up this box set. I attended his first London show and bought the sound guy a pint in exchange for a copy of the set from the board. I gave Kathryn a copy when she started putting together this career spanning collection. Not getting remuneration for it however so apart from being a fan of some 20 years standing I have nowt to declare – but you can probably guess I’m not gonna hate it.
Kathryn’s never been pigeonholed and her career is all the more interesting for that. Her first album cost £80 to make, her 2nd was Mercury nominated, she’s worked with Ed Harcourt, John Martyn, Chris Difford & Thea Gilmore, shared stages with the Watersons, The Thompsons, June Tabor & Frank Sidebottom and put out 14 albums to date. All these influences be it Nick Drake, Nirvana, Ivor Cutler, Pavement, Leonard Cohen or The Roches colour her work. Its not folk – although there is softly sung acoustic material, its not pop – » Continue Reading.