Kathryn Williams releases a new single on 20th November. ‘The Mind Has Its Own Place’ taken from her hugely acclaimed ‘Hypoxia’ album – a collection of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.
Says Kathryn of the song “This song was written for Dr. Nolan: She was the kind female doctor who seemed to care and show compassion to Esther. Previously to her Esther had had an arrogant self-serving male doctor who had performed electric shock treatment incorrectly. A trust forms between the characters and it is the gentle presence of Dr. Nolan that makes you believe a cure is possible.”
Kathryn has announced tour dates for October & November as below, including a number of co-headlines with The Magic Numbers Michelle Stodart* (who also performs in Kathryn’s band). Kathryn performs the album in full at Manchester Literary Festival, followed by a discussion about the project with The Observer’s Rachel Cooke. At the end of the run, Kathryn appears at the Barbican joining a band that includes Ed Harcourt, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Jim Sclavunos (The Bad Seeds), Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers) and Tom Herbert (Polar Bear) in tribute to Lee Hazlewood.
OCT 08 GLASGOW CCA
OCT 09 BELFAST THE BLACK BOX
OCT 10 DUBLIN THE WORKMANS CLUB
OCT 11 DUNDALK THE SPIRT STORE
OCT 16 ALDERLEY EDGE THE YARD
OCT 17 MANCHESTER HALLE ST PETERS MANCHESTER LITERARY FESTIVAL
OCT 21 COVENTY BIG COMFY BOOKSHOP
OCT 22 HEBDEN BRIDGE TRADES CLUB
OCT 25 LONDON BARBICAN “Love and Other Crimes: The Songs of Lee Hazlewood”