THE EDGE OF THE LAND
Raised in the East Yorkshire flatlands on the fringes of Hull, Katie Spencer’s landscape has always been that of open skies and widening rivers. Industry still shapes the city here. The people, as with the land, are moulded by tides and stark horizons. Stand in the same place for long enough and you can watch the sun rise over the North Sea and then sink into crop fields, glowing auburn in late-summer sun. It is this sense of space and movement that flows through Katie Spencer’s second album, The Edge of the Land.
The Edge of the Land follows her debut release, Weather Beaten (2019) which was praised for its unique song-craft, spell-binding musicianship and crystal sonic clarity. Delicate and un-rushed, the ten songs on The Edge of the Land drift by like ships on the horizon, yet intimacy and introspection still remain.
Recorded live in the studio and captured in just two days, The Edge of the Land sees the return of Tom Mason on double bass, with additional percussion and piano provided by Arran Ahmun and Spencer Cozens, musicians who developed their craft in the John Martyn band.
'Her articulate picking, with suggestions of folk and jazz, frames intelligently written songs and is the backbone to her music.' - Guitarist Magazine
'One of the most satisfying and spellbinding singer-songwriter collections I’ve encountered in some time.' - RnR Magazine
'A timeless English folk album, perfect for the still calm of a Sunday morning.' - Shindig!