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With three stunning albums under her belt, Kathryn Joseph’s name ought to be ever-present in any conversation concerning the great singer-songwriters of our times. As it is, reverence for the Scot’s fragile, tumultuous brilliance bubbles bafflingly beneath the radar. An injustice, perhaps – yet one which affords an extended opportunity to experience her rare, heart-stopping talents in the kinds of intimate spaces they flourish the most.

One such venue is Gosforth Civic Theatre, which Kathryn visits on Thursday 13th October on tour with her newest masterpiece, For You Who Are the Wronged. Dedicated to victims of abuse – be it of power, love or access – this latest collection is an expression of quiet, visceral power, underpinning raw desolation with a hitherto untapped sense of simmering, righteous fury.

Sure to constitute the bulk of her set, the record recently saw Kathryn complete a hat-trick of Scottish Album of the Year nominations – and for all that wider recognition remains elusive, it seems a strong bet to add to the award scooped for her debut, 2015’s remarkable Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled. Buy a ticket, bring a tissue and order yourself a strong glass of wine; now more than ever, Kathryn Joseph shows aren’t for the faint of heart.

Kathryn Joseph plays Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle on Thursday 13th October.


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