Since emerging with her debut EP 'Wolf' in 2018, UK artist Katherine Priddy has quickly become one of the most exciting names on the British scene. Declared "The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year" by Richard Thompson, who later invited her to join him on his Irish tour in 2019 and UK tour in 2021, Priddy’s haunting vocals and distinctive finger-picking guitar style have seen her sell out a headline tour, support world class artists including The Chieftains, John Smith and Vashti Bunyan and earn spots at prestigious festivals such as Cambridge Folk, where she was awarded the Christian Raphael Prize.
Her 2021 debut album, ‘The Eternal Rocks Beneath’, received a 5 star review in Songlines, a 4 star review in the Observer, reached No. 1 in the Official UK Folk Charts and No. 5 in the Americana charts. Folk Radio UK made Priddy ‘Artist of the Month’ and said of the debut LP: “Foundations rarely come stronger than this. A debut of true substance, it’s like searching for a simple shelter and stumbling upon a diamond mine.”
Priddy’s momentum is showing no signs of slowing anytime soon. Her live performances are engaging, moving and amusing by turn, delivering original songs with emotional maturity, depth and a tenderness that still carries a darker edge. Her lyrics are particularly noteworthy - a tribute to her life-long love affair with literature and poetry and the stories she weaves are transporting.
“Not to be missed"
“an accomplished set of original songs delivered in a breath-taking voice”
“Sumptuous songs that define the impressive qualities of this most erudite of songwriters”
“Beautiful and poised”
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“This is so amazing”
Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music
“KP is pure. Beautiful in every way. Her music gives me that wonderful feeling when you know that something is so special.”
“A voice of delicacy and poignancy with it's own subtle strength underpinned by a skilled observer's eye”
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2