Birmingham-based folk artist Katherine Priddy has recently re-emerged onto the scene with her long-awaited debut EP Wolf, which has already been well received by the BBC 2 Folk Show, BBC 6 Music and BBC Wales and has had some excellent reviews. Folk Radio UK pronounced the release as "something extraordinary indeed...one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard. Her tone, phrasing pitch and sentiment...it’s flawless".
At only 23, it seems hard to imagine that Priddy's haunting vocals and finger picking guitar style has already been captivating audiences around the UK for the past seven years. Birmingham Review state that her “pure vocal tone conveys the lyrics of the songs perfectly and creates a hypnotic ambience that transports us into the stories”, while Bearded Magazine have praised her “endearing folk voice, and an incredible quality to her guitar playing”.
Recent years have seen her reputation grow and grow on the back of successful performances supporting artists including Martin Carthy, Scott Matthews, Trembling Bells and Vashti Bunyan as well as sell-out home town shows. Priddy’s original works are delivered with an emotional maturity, depth and a vulnerable tenderness that still carries a darker edge, citing Nick Drake, Tunng and Imagined Village among her many influences. It's clear that, despite the delicate nuances of her sound, Katherine Priddy is not a fragile wallflower destined to fade away, but a young woman who means business.