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Kate In The Kettle


Country of origin:

Scotland

Type of music generally:

Beautiful & fierce alternative folk with traditional and neotraditional and classical evocative/eclectic roots and an experimental edge

Status:

Most recent release, Swimmings of the Head (2014)

See also:

Kate In The Kettle's site

Kate In The Kettle at bandcamp

Kate In The Kettle's facebook page

Kate Young in involved in various projects including Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young (see their Ectophiles' Guide entry), Kate Young & Raphaël Decoster, Kate and the Austrian, Ethno in Transit

Comparisons:

Touches of Eliza Carthy, Jorane, Iva Bittová

Covers/own material:

Own and traditional materials

General comments:

Kate In The Kettle takes traditional and her own neo-traditional material and sets them in melodic yet edgy soundscapes. Edgy and yet highly listenable, oddball and individual and gorgeous. Jim says it's Eliza Carthy mixed with Jorane, and I say with maybe a touch of Iva Bittová. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Swimmings of the Head is her debut

Recordings:

Swimmings of the Head (2014)

Swimmings of the Head

Release info:

2014

Availability:

See Kate In The Kettle's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of the unusual

Group members:

Kate Young—fiddle, vocals, ankle bells, singing bowls

Guest artists:

Marit Fält—låt-mandola
Victori Solana—tabla, cajon, percussion
Daniel Moser—bass clarinet
Marti Tärn—bass guitar

Produced by:

Andy Bell

Comments:

One of the best albums of 2014. A highly individual mix of traditional and experiment materials and immediately catchy, powerful and gorgeous. I loved this album and find it enthralling. (Neile)

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