Katie Spencer Announces new album "The Edge of the Land" Out 6th May 2022 on Lightship Records


Raised in the East Yorkshire flatlands on the fringes of Hull, Katie Spencer’s landscape has always been that of open skies and widening rivers. Industry still shapes the city here. The people, as with the land, are moulded by tides and stark horizons. Stand in the same place for long enough and you can watch the sun rise over the North Sea and then sink into crop fields, glowing auburn in late-summer sun. It is this sense of space and movement that flows through Katie Spencer’s anticipated second album, The Edge of the Land.


“I have always been drawn to explore our relationship with the natural world within my writing.” Katie says. “The landscapes that I grew up in still continue to inform my music in a big way, and I often use this inspiration as a vehicle to expose other stories and emotions within my songwriting.”


The music, and most notably her guitar playing stems from a time when the steel-stringed instrument was truly finding its voice. Artists like Bridget St John, Sandy Denny and perhaps most evidently Michael Chapman, flow into her sound, carrying with them the warmth and idealism of the early 70’s folk and songwriter movements.


Tracklist

1. Take Your Time

2. The Edge Of The Land

3. Silence On The Hillside

4. Roads

5. Bear's Tune

6. Shannon Road

7. Wormhole

8. Go Your Way

9. Sweet And Gentle

10. Forevermore



Live Dates

08/04 - Mill Hill Chapel - Leeds

09/04 - Henshaw Arts and Crafts - Knaresborough

06/05 - Wrecking Ball Music and Brooks - Hull

07/05 - The Old Forge - Kettering

12/05 - The Small Space - Barry

13/05 - Cwtch Coffee - Pembroke

14/05 - The Los ARC - Rhayader

19/05 - The Cleveland Hotel - Manchester

20/05 - Cafe #9 - Sheffield

22/05 - The Crescent - York

24/05 - The Kitchen Garden Cafe - Birmingham

25/05 - Green Note - Camden

26/05 - Rosslyn Court - Margate

27/05 - The Folklore Rooms - Brighton

29/05 - The Grayston Unity - Halifax


Pre-order here - https://katiespencerofficial.bandcamp.com/album/the-edge-of-the-land


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