Kathryn Joseph Announces Tour with The Twilight Sad + US Release For New Album

Scottish artist Kathyrn Joseph has announced US tour dates with The Twilight Sadbeginning in May.  Coinciding with the tour dates, Joesph will release her new album From When I Wake The Want Is in the US on May 10 via Rock Action. See below for full tour dates. Watch and share the video for the title track “From When I Wake The Want Is” here.

The follow up to 2015’s acclaimed debut Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled,which was named the Scottish Album of the Year, From When I Wake… is a captivating set that documents both life’s traumas and their resolutions. Produced by Marcus Mackay, who also worked on her debut album, From When I Wake… mixes new songs with material gathered over the past ten years to create an intimate and often devastating portrait of Joseph’s world.

Joseph can’t explain her need for absolute lyrical honesty, but admits to being “obsessed with truth in real life and in my music life. I don’t understand the idea of writing something that’s not true – I think it’s an amazing thing to be able to do, but it’s not what interests me. For me, it’s about ‘this is how I actually felt’ and I think that’s why I love playing live, because I’m feeling all of the things that I am, then.”

She decided from the outset that the new record would be different from her debut and knew she wanted it to be “more metallic sounding and harder, with electronic details on it.” This contributes in part to the transformative power of From When I Wake The Want Is: it moves Joseph from the fledgling artist with very little self-confidence who took years to release her debut LP because she was “stuck behind the paranoia of the whole process; what would be the point of it and what if it wasn’t good enough?” to an accomplished auteur with a truly distinctive voice. It also acknowledges her safe passage through dark, choppy waters and delivery into newfound contentment, both personal and professional.

US Tour Dates

May 10 – The Foundry Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

May 11 – Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY

May 12 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC

May 14 – Sonia – Cambridge, MA

May 16 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON

May 17 – El Club – Detroit, MI

May 18 – Sleeping Village – Chicago, IL

May 21 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

May 22 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

May 24 – WISE Hall – Vancouver, BC

May 26 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA

May 25 – Fawcett Hall at Alma Mater – Tacoma, WA

May 27 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

May 29 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

May 30 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA

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