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New Album out February 16 2024 via Cooking Vinyl


Listen: https://KPriddy.lnk.to/doessheholdyouPR

Watch Lyric Video: https://KPriddy.lnk.to/doessheholdyouPR/youtube

“Utterly brilliant…one of my favourite voices in contemporary music” – Guy Garvey

British singer-songwriter Katherine Priddy has shared “Does She Hold You Like I Did”, the second single from her forthcoming sophomore album The Pendulum Swing, out on February 16 2024 via Cooking Vinyl. This follows her highly acclaimed 2021 debut The Eternal Rocks Beneath, which announced Priddy as a singular new talent on the contemporary roots music scene. Album pre-order: https://KPriddy.lnk.to/ThePendulumSwingPR

Listen to “Does She Hold You Like I Did” here: https://KPriddy.lnk.to/doessheholdyouPR

Speaking about her new single Priddy said: “This is a song that I’ve had in the locker for some time but I’ve not been sure of what to do with it. We were sitting in the studio listening to the demo when my manager said ‘I reckon this could sound a bit western’ and it was a lightbulb moment. My mum has always been a big fan of western films, so we often had Ennio Morricone soundtrack cassettes and CDs in the car. I love the brass and expansive atmospheres of his arrangements that really conjure up the drama and dangerous beauty of the desert wastes. We’ve tried to channel a little bit of that in this song with Marcus Hamblett’s trumpets, Harry Fausing Smith’s strings and the driving percussion and finger-picking guitar that send the song galloping into the empty desert of heartbreak and desire.”

Priddy will take to the road next May for a headline tour in support of The Pendulum Swing:

Wed 01 May      BRISTOL Strange Brew

Thu 02 May        EXETER Phoenix

Fri 03 May          CARDIFF Acapela Studios

Sat 04 May         SHOREHAM Ropetackle Arts Centre

Sun 05 May        BIRMINGHAM The Glee Club

Tue 07 May        MILTON KEYNES The Stables

Wed 08 May      MANCHESTER Band on the Wall

Thu 09 May        LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Music Room

Fri 10 May          DUBLIN The Sugar Club 

Sat 11 May         BELFAST St Joseph’s Church

Tue 14 May        KENDAL Brewery Arts

Wed 15 May      YORK The Crescent

Thu 16 May        SALTAIRE The Live Room

Fri 17 May          LONDON Union Chapel

Tickets:  https://www.katherinepriddy.co.uk/

Since Richard Thompson chose Priddy as “The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year” in Mojo Magazine on the strength of her 2018 “Wolf” EP, her star has risen exponentially. Winning fans from Guy GarveyMark RadcliffeStuart Maconie and the late Janice Long and garnering glowing press reviews across the board for The Eternal Rocks Beneath including The ObserverThe SunUncutSonglinesFolk Radio UK and more, Priddy crossed genres, charting at number 1 in The Official UK Folk Chart and number 5 in the Official UK Americana Chart, and rounded off 2021 on Mojo’s Folk Albums of the Year list.

She is in demand as a performer and collaborator, playing Cambridge Folk Festival (where she won the prestigious Christian Raphael Prize), Glastonbury (where she appeared on the coveted BBC2 TV coverage), Green ManEnd Of The RoadBeautiful Days and the BBC Proms. As well as sell out headline tours, Priddy has been chosen to support world class artists including Richard ThompsonThe ChieftainsLoudon Wainwright III and Vashti Bunyan

In 2022, she took her music worldwide with a series of shows in Australia, including a performance at Port Fairy Folk Festival, plus a showcase in Kansas City USA as part of Folk Alliance International. 2023 saw no sign of her momentum slowing; highlights included a new single on Chrysalis Records as part of a Double LP of Nick Drake covers from artists such as Self Esteem, Aldous Harding, John Grant, Bombay Bicycle Club and more, as well as a show supporting Guy Garvey at The Roundhouse.

Now, 2024 will see the release of what must be one of the most eagerly awaited second albums by any artist: The Pendulum Swing. Once again recorded in Birmingham by producer Simon J Weaver, guest musicians comprise John Smith (lead guitar), Harry Fausing Smith (strings), Marcus Hamblett (brass/double bass), George Boomsma (guitar, backing vocals, co-writer on track “Ready To Go”), Polly Virr (cello) and even a brief appearance from Priddy’s family members right at the end of the album, in keeping with its themes. With The Pendulum Swing, Priddy has managed to keep moving forward whilst acknowledging and honouring all that has gone before.

The Pendulum Swing track listing:

1 . Returning [01:27] 

2 . Selah [04:58] 

3 . First House On The Left [03:49] 

4 . These Words Of Mine [04:25] 

5 . Does She Hold You Like I Did [04:05] 

6 . Northern Sunrise [04:13] 

7 . A Boat On The River [03:47] 

8 . Father Of Two [04:42] 

9 . Anyway, Always [04:17] 

10 . Walnut Shell [04:00] 

11 . Ready To Go [03:20] 

12 . Leaving [01:13] 

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