“Had the crowd eating out of her hands” The Independent
“A once-in-a-generation talent” Henry Yates (NME, The Guardian)
“Love this lady’s voice, you can tell she really means what she sings” Joss Stone
For better or worse, it’s hard to imagine a songwriter with a deeper well of life experience to spill onto her lyric-sheet.
Show-stealing performances at Glastonbury, WOMAD and the Paralympics spread the word. Top-dollar recording sessions with Brian May, Bill Wyman, and Paloma Faith, were offset by guitar-slinging gigs in squats, dive-bars and the occupied West Bank, where raw songs were born amongst the rubble.
Now, following up 2016’s acclaimed I Fought Lovers EP, all of Katey’s scars and redemptions are poured undiluted into the new material of REVOLUTE, inviting all who hear it to wear their pasts on their sleeves without shame. Written and self-produced by Katey herself – with a beautiful and intimate mix from Paul Quinn – these eleven songs run the gamut of genre, but are bound together by their emotional honesty.
From Never Gonna Let Her Go: haunted yet rousing, a gospel-soul song that hums with defiance as Katey kicks out against past shamings for her sexuality, to the impassioned soul of Burn It Down reminding women in the #MeToo era that victimhood is not their fault, REVOLUTE isn’t just an album – it’s an awakening for both artist and listener. And as Katey embarks on a tour of select venues through 2020, the wider music scene will be watching the rise of this once-a-generation talent. “Completing these tracks is not only the closure of a difficult chapter for me,” she says, “but the exciting beginning of something new, with my freedom finally found…”