Since releasing her debut EP ‘Wolf’ back in September 2018, Katherine Priddy has been quietly gaining notoriety and turning all the right heads. The EP quickly amassed radio plays from an array of DJ’s including Gideon Coe, Mark Radcliffe, Janice Long & Tom Robinson, all jumping on-board and championing the release. The great Richard Thompson named it as his ‘Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year’ in MOJO Magazine and chose Katherine as his tour support in Ireland this August. The release has led to packed out headline shows all around the UK as well as appearances at various festivals including Underneath the Stars, Towersey and Cambridge Folk Festival where she was awarded the Christian Raphael Prize after leaving the audience enthralled.
Now, after repressing the EP three times to fulfil demand, Katherine is set to answer the call for more music with her new single, ‘Letters From a Travelling Man’. The upbeat, Americana style track takes its inspiration from Katherine’s personal experiences of living on the road and the struggles of trying to maintain relationships alongside an unsettled lifestyle. The single will be beautifully complemented by a much mellower B-Side, ‘Come and Go’, a simple, stripped back duet with Northern folk singer-songwriter George Boomsma. This song takes a different approach to the same theme of travelling, this time a longing cry for a solid place to call home but an acceptance that everything must inevitably pass.
Teaming up with prestigious independent label, Static Caravan, ‘Letters From A Travelling Man’ will be released on a limited run of collectable coloured vinyl alongside a postcard urging the listener to rediscover the lost art of letter-writing. It will also be released digitally alongside a music video. The release will marked by a tour in December.
If 2019 was anything to go by, 2020 is set to be a very exciting year for Katherine Priddy...