The country stylings of West Country singer-songwriter Katy J Pearson...
Katy J Pearson
KEY TRACK: Tonight
LABEL: Heavenly Recordings
WHO: Katy J Pearson is making some of the most resplendent guitar pop we’ve heard this year.
WHAT: To delve a bit deeper, Pearson recently released Tonight, a perfectly crafted tale of finding love on a dancefloor, set to a countrified melody and big guitar licks.
WHERE: West Country local Pearson cooks up her country pop from her Bristol base. She’s abandoned previous projects to go solo, and tours with her four-piece Katy Pearson Band.
THAT SOUNDS ALRIGHT...
It really does. Pearson is a rare thing in that she’s emerged as a fully-formed new artist. The ideas are clear and the songs are packed with identity.
NOW I’M EXCITED...
You’re not the only one: we could be looking at a new indie star here. She’s touring with the great Cass McCombs this month and hits the road with Pinegrove in the New Year, so plenty of gigs coming up.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?
There’s some banging Line Dancing in the video for Tonight, so it’s worth seeking out. Now, do-si-do!