Launching our Late Night At The Lemon Tree series will be Broken Records and Kathryn Joseph. With doors at 9.45pm and Kathryn taking to the stage at 10.15pm, this is a great chance to get your friends together for a night out and take in some live music. In the intimate setting of The Lemon Tree Studio, this is all set to be a great evening and a chance to get up close and personal to two of Scotland's best up and coming acts.
Following on from their critically acclaimed second album Let Me Come Home, Broken Records released their eagerly awaited third album ‘Weights & Pulleys’. Produced by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Delgados, Belle & Sebastian) the album followed on from their well-received “Toska” EP as a visceral, cathartic body of work that revisits the masterful orchestration of the first album while combining the intense, relentlessly aggressive and turbulent sound of the last.
Notably Broken Records have released through prestigious indie labels including 4AD (who released both previous albums) and other releases include Young Turks, Fandango and Distiller Records. They have toured with The National and Freelance Whales, and in 2010 headline toured the US. Their festival performances include Glastonbury, SXSW, T in the Park and a main-stage slot at Latitude.
Broken Records hit the road with their dynamic live show described as ‘without a weak link. Sutherland’s voice swoops from pitch-perfect falsetto to sonorous baritone without missing a note’ Guardian
“Beautifully restrained work, lush strings and gentle ripples of piano” Clash
“throwing fistfuls of strings and heartbeat bass lines at soaring choruses” NME 8/10
“stirring stuff instrumentally, the most compelling aspect is found in the beautiful vocals” The Fly
Prodigiously talented and criminally underrated; Kathryn is one of Scotland's best-kept secrets. Her voice possesses the other-worldly quality comparable to Ms Newsom and Björk; but she is by no means of an ilk. Better compared with Anthony Heggarty; she is an artist in every way; unique and soulful, and at the core a beautiful unnerving truth.
Kathryn Joseph’s debut album "bones you have thrown me and blood I’ve spilled" paints a delicate moving, at time visceral but always intricately beautiful description of her life until now. Lyrically compelling and sonically stunning, her album evokes a stark, cinematic journey. Written in a period during which life took Kathryn between northern bothies, east coast beaches, the forth bridges and ultimately the east end of Glasgow where she recorded the album. It was captured predominantly live in just a week by Scottish music industry veteran Marcus Mackay at the diving bell lounge (Frightened Rabbit, Snow Patrol, Trembling Bells, Alasdair Roberts, Sparrow and the Workshop).
Kathryn's on record, and sometime-live collaboration with Marcus offers an unmissable, heart heavy and gut wrenching but understated performance. Those lucky enough to catch her at one of her rare performances are sure to be captivated, moved and perhaps a little disturbed.