Katy J Pearson ‘Return’ LP
Red vinyl with poster.
Katy J Pearson announces the release of her debut album, ‘Return’, out on Heavenly Recordings.
The 10-track album was produced and recorded by Ali Chant in his Bristol studio and features previous singles ‘Tonight’, ‘Hey You’ and the BBC 6 Music A-listed ‘Take Back The Radio’.
‘Return’ symbolises the re-entry of Pearson into music-making after a previous, collaborative project with her brother fell foul of the pressures of a major label record deal and over the course of two- and-a-half years, between her parents’ house in Gloucestershire, her Bristol bedroom and nearby community arts space The Island, Pearson honed her craft as a solo artist, learning to rely on her creative instincts and bringing forth an album just as shaped by the South-West of England as the rich musical history of America’s Southern States.
The songs were strengthened and evolved in a live setting - including in support of Olden Yolk and Cass McCombs on their respective UK and European tours - before being taken to the studio of producer Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, M. Ward, Perfume Genius, Gruff Rhys), where they were captured in their final form. The result is a jewel in the dirt by the side of the highway; ten songs which slide effortlessly between lovelorn country, lo-fi folk and glistening, unforgettable pop.
LP pressed on transparent red 140g vinyl in ‘flipback’ gloss laminated sleeve with poster. (A standard black vinyl format - HVNLP180 - without poster will be available once the coloured vinyl edition has sold out.)
“A musician for the ages... crafting a catalogue full of classic” - Music Week
“A refreshing slice of gilded songwriting” - Clash
Catalogue number: HVNLP180C