in time for the arrival of her Scottish Album of the Year award winning album "bones you have thrown me and blood I've spilled" repressed onto vinyl, Kathryn Joseph has announced a handpicked collection of gigs in stunning venues across Scotland for the winter season - including a performance at Celtic Connections in the stunning Mackintosh Church on the 1 year anniversary of its release (24th Jan 2016)
So, after a 9 year gap between opening our doors in 2006 for Frightened Rabbit and Kathryn Joseph's release in January 2015. We have only given it 9 months before our next release this time... and we're VERY excited to introduce you to JR Green!
They are two brothers from Strontian, a wee village in Scotland a few miles from the most Westerly point of mainland Britain.
Earlier this year, JR Green, Marcus Mackay (of the Diving Bell Lounge) and Joe McAlinden (_LINDEN, x-Superstar, E.D.I.T) spent some time in the studio to develop what has shaped up to be an exciting first release from this new duo.
A wee sample of it can be heard below and if you want to keep in check with all JR Green goings on, news and latest info (as well as a free download of their first song "Nigerian Princess" - be sure to pop your name down to be the first: http://bit.ly/JRGREEN1
Teaming up with BAFTA nominated team Tim Courtney & Andrew O'Connor and also producer Chris Robb.
"For this video, Joseph has teamed up with BAFTA nominated filmmaker Tim Courtney, and BAFTA nominated Director of Photography, Andrew O’Connor, as well as producer Chris Robb. They went to various beautiful but eerily desolate corners of North East Scotland to shoot a window that captures some of the haunted piano magic of 'The Worm'."
The Bird, directed by Scottish Ballet filmmaker and graphic designer Eve McConnachie, uses the skills of dancer/choreographer Sophie Laplane. The haunting film features Laplane performing her own work, devised specifically to reflect the fragility and melancholy of Kathryn Joseph's single The Bird, filmed on location on a desolate Scottish beach.
Official Video for Kathryn Joseph "the bird" - track taken from album "bones you have thrown me and blood I've spilled" Scottish Album of the Year winner 2015
released 27.7.15 as aa side "the bird \ the worm"
a film by Eve Mcconnachie choreography & dance by sophie laplane SCOTTISH BALLET: creative
In Kathryn's speech at the SAY Awards she thanked the radio for their support in getting her music heard.
"to everyone who has played it on the radio, because for me that's like the most beautiful moment ... hearing a song in that way so thank you"
So i wanted to give a run down of latest plays - and thanks to all those supporting over the airwaves (before and) since Kathryn's Scottish Album of the Year win.
Lauren Laverne 6 music Recommends - "The Bird from Kathryn Joseph who recently won Scottish Album of the Year with her astonishing record [...] One of my favourites of this year, for sure [...] Very, very special indeed." 6/7 (42:00)- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b060gmg7
I'm sure there are those who have known Kathryn for years who must be feeling so happy that she has this platform to reach more listeners. I've only known her 4 years and it definitely feels a relief to know that she might feel this is her time and opportunity to make more beautiful noises. On record and live.