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F54 Presents

KATHRYN JOSEPH

Thursday 13 October, 2022. 7.30pm doors.

£15 plus booking fee if bought online, tickets also available at the venue less booking fee.

"I wanted this record to be a completely different feeling and sound,” says Kathryn Joseph, of for you who are the wronged, the follow-up to 2018’s from when i wake the want is. Her first release since the standalone single (whole) - it’s a much anticipated return. 
 
Unspoken truths take flight in songs that simmer and seethe with quiet anger, as Joseph gives voice to those robbed of their own. This record is a statement of abuse observed; its narrative woven with pain’s complexities, futility and stasis. 
 
If ‘From When I Wake…’ was written for love to return, this is where she fights tooth and claw to protect it. And though her sparrow-boned musical structures are as slight and sparse framed as their singer - they burn with a fearsome new certainty. 
 
Her debut, Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled, won 2015’s Scottish Album of the Year award. An uncompromising gut-punch that grieved aloud, she mourned passing relationships and, with unimaginable courage, the loss of her son. This possession with truth-telling is her hallmark, digging straight for the heart. 
 
Originally from Inverness, she was a child happiest outside and never afraid of the dark. Though she hadn’t written before songwriting and her debut was released years after the songs were finished, her lyrics are steeped in the magical, creepy shadows of her youth - even if she now splits her time between Aberdeen and Glasgow. 

kathrynjoseph.co.uk

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