Katherine Priddy “Does She Hold You Like I Did” – heading west on new single

Katherine Priddy’s latest single is an escapee from the soon to be made Western ‘The Bad Guns Ride West’.  Actually, that’s not true – listen to the song though and you’ll understand the confusion.  In fact it’s taken from the second album by Katherine Priddy entitled ‘The Pendulum Swing, which will be out on February 16 2024 via Cooking Vinyl.

Katherine Priddy has explained how the song acquired its big Spaghetti Western accompaniment: “This is a song that I’ve had in the locker for some time but I’ve not been sure of what to do with it. We were sitting in the studio listening to the demo when my manager said ‘I reckon this could sound a bit western’ and it was a lightbulb moment. My mum has always been a big fan of western films, so we often had Ennio Morricone soundtrack cassettes and CDs in the car. I love the brass and expansive atmospheres of his arrangements that really conjure up the drama and dangerous beauty of the desert wastes. We’ve tried to channel a little bit of that in this song with Marcus Hamblett’s trumpets, Harry Fausing Smith’s strings and the driving percussion and finger-picking guitar that send the song galloping into the empty desert of heartbreak and desire.

Katherine Priddy will be out on tour next May, staring in Bristol and finishing at The Union Chapel in London.  Want the dates? Ok then.

Wed 01 May BRISTOL Strange Brew
Thu 02 May EXETER Phoenix
Fri 03 May CARDIFF Acapela Studios
Sat 04 May SHOREHAM Ropetackle Arts Centre
Sun 05 May BIRMINGHAM The Glee Club
Tue 07 May MILTON KEYNES The Stables
Wed 08 May MANCHESTER Band on the Wall
Thu 09 May LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Music Room
Fri 10 May DUBLIN The Sugar Club
Sat 11 May BELFAST St Joseph’s Church
Tue 14 May KENDAL Brewery Arts
Wed 15 May YORK The Crescent
Thu 16 May SALTAIRE The Live Room
Fri 17 May LONDON Union Chapel

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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