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SAY Award winner Kathryn Joseph crawls inside your heart with new track "The Worm" [Premiere]

19 June 2015, 09:45 | Written by Andrew Hannah

At 8pm on Wednesday night she was Kathryn Joseph, Scottish Album of the Year Award nominee. Come around 10pm, she was Kathryn JosephSAY Award winner.

bones you have thrown me and blood i’ve spilled is the album that won Joseph the honour; a record which not only acts as a guide for Joseph’s journey from one end of Scotland to the other but also as a document of how to cope with devastation and loss, and still be a functioning human being.

The album is made up predominantly of Joseph’s husky, almost deliciously gothic voice, and accompanied by her sparse yet widescreen piano playing which provides shafts of light against the creeping crepuscular nature of her song writing. A word also has to go to producer and rhythm section Marcus Mackay who in “nightmare” Joseph’s own words managed to create something “beautiful” through his sensitive recording of mostly live takes. Beautiful doesn’t even begin to cover how wonderful and tear-inducing bones you have thrown me and blood i’ve spilled truly is.

27 July will see Joseph release “The Bird” from the record as an AA-side with “The Worm”; the latter is described by the singer as “the kind of love that crawls inside you straight away and stays with you a long time even though it shouldn’t” and accordingly it’s a claustrophobic, moving and utterly gorgeous piece of music.

Kathryn is currently on tour and plays St Pancras Old Church London tonight (19 June). She also plays the Oran Mor West End Festival All-Dayer on Sunday 21 June, and will launch the single with a show at Glasgow’s newest venue The Hug and Pint on 1 August. You can buy tickets for that here.

bones you have thrown me and blood i've spilled is out now on Hits the Fan Records.

Listen to “The Worm” below.

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