Elizabeth has a new EP release on 29th March titled Blossoms, a meeting of atmospheric music and folk. Otherwise known as Katie Thomson, having recently performed at Celtic Connections and embarking a tour at the end of the month, kicking off with RM Hubbert at St Matthews, there is much to keep Katie busy.
She took some time out to speak to The Fountain about Pheobe Bridges and her Celtic Connections gig.
TF: A new EP release, you must be excited?
Yeah! I’m really excited to see everyone’s reactions. It’s been a long process, but I couldn’t be happier with the end product, especially since everyone that was involved in the making of the EP put in so much time and effort. I just want to get it out to everyone now!
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence, what can we expect from it?
The whole EP is a mixture of different sounds, ranging from an ambient folk to folk pop.
TF: And where did you draw your musical inspiration from?
I’ve been listening to a lot of Pheobe Bridgers lately and other singer-songwriters with extremely unique styles. I also read up on other artists songwriting process and tried to interpret them into my own work. In doing this, I think it’s influenced my EP to have a really unique and exciting sound.
TF: Are you going to be promoting this with a tour, are we likely to see you play live soon?
Yeah, I go on tour on the 29th March, the same day the EP is released. I’ll be doing five gigs in Scotland and one in Leeds, my first gig is supporting RM Hubbert in St Matthews Church which is really exciting!
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
I think my favourite gig would be Celtic Connections a couple of months ago. The audience was really focussed on what we were playing and it was just a really nice atmosphere.
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