Kathryn Williams : London South Bank Queen Elizabeth Hall

Kathryn Williams : London South Bank Queen...

Kathryn Williams isn't the only person having trouble with her concentration tonight. Famously shy, more at home in a gentle coffee-house than the Queen Elizabeth Hall, she's aware that she's rambling away in the middle of this big stage but can't...

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London Camden Dingwalls

London Camden Dingwalls

It's all a bit Watership Down . Kathryn Williams , Mercury Music Prize nominee, and emotional cottage industry walks on to the stage and is immediately caught - rabbit-like - in the headlights of the London music business. The question is,...

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London E1 Spitz

London E1 Spitz

The kinky-haired Northern folk siren looks genuinely startled. "Where did all these people come from?" she wonders softly of the rapt, sell-out crowd. "How do they get to hear about it?" Well, ahem, NME has been beating the drum for...

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Williams, Kathryn : The Fade EP

Williams, Kathryn : The Fade EP

"No Dolby," pronounces the label sadly on the promotional tape. And this is a 'No Dolby' kind of world, the world of Kathryn Williams . A life shot in black and white, in one room, on the edge of the mattress. A drink and smoke taken wryly after...

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London WC2 12-Bar Club

London WC2 12-Bar Club

When timid fragility comes in equal measure to forthright, unashamed talent, it's a thing to behold. This is Kathryn Williams . Mousy, soft-spoken singer-songwriter so anti-Establishment she seems intent upon keeping her coyly affable music...

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Dog Leap Stairs

Dog Leap Stairs

As the admirable Belle & Sebastian have proved, you don't have to be part of the radical avant-garde to spurn the mainstream these days. Kathryn Williams first came to NME 's attention a couple of months ago when, in a feature on the...

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