Katherine Priddy - The Pendulum Swing - New Ltd Green LP

Katherine Priddy - The Pendulum Swing - New Ltd Green LP

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Format: New Ltd Green LP Label: Cooking Vinyl Cat. No. COOKLP910X Barcode: Released: 16/02/2024

Transparent green vinyl. Housed in Gatefold Sleeve with Printed Inner.

British singer-songwriter Katherine Priddy releases her much-anticipated sophomore album The Pendulum Swing via Cooking Vinyl. This follows her highly acclaimed 2021 debut The Eternal Rocks Beneath, which announced Priddy as a singular new talent on the contemporary roots music scene.

Speaking about the single and the wider themes on the album Priddy commented: “Despite its soft and dreamy sound, this song provides the cornerstone around which the album and its themes orbit. It’s inspired by the little old house where I grew up and all the memories captured within those four walls - both for me and for all the other inhabitants who’ve lived there over the centuries. It might just be another terraced cottage to passersby, but to those who’ve called it home, it’s everything.

"The album title The Pendulum Swing is taken from a line in this song and describes the urge to leave and the even stronger urge to return - something I’ve felt a lot in recent few years as I’ve tried to carve out a corner for myself elsewhere, but always found myself wandering back, craving the comfort and nostalgia of the past.

It also sums up this second album as a whole quite nicely - my songs have matured since my debut, seeing as most of those were written in my childhood, but despite moving forward and feeling the need to do something different with this second release, I still can't help but return to those fundamental, unchanging things at the root of it all: home, family, love."

Once again recorded in Birmingham by producer Simon J Weaver, guest musicians comprise John Smith (lead guitar), Harry Fausing Smith (strings), Marcus Hamblett (brass/double bass), George Boomsma (guitar, backing vocals, co-writer on track “Ready To Go”), Polly Virr (cello) and even a brief appearance from Priddy’s family members right at the end of the album, in keeping with its themes. With The Pendulum Swing, Priddy has managed to keep moving forward whilst acknowledging and honouring all that has gone before.

For fans of Nick Drake and John Martyn.