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NEWS: Withered Hand and Kathryn Williams announce collaborative album and tour; share video for first single

Kathryn Williams and Dan Willson, the latter better known as Withered Hand, have announced a collaborative album and tour for the spring.

Willson Williams will be released on April 26 by One Little Independent Records with a seventeen date tour of the UK starting on May 1.

The first track to be released from the album is ‘Shelf,’ the video for which can be seen below.

Speaking about the track, the duo explain: ‘This song came from laughing about our own insecurities and making fun of ourselves for all that we worry about. The feeling was that we would put up a shelf together in the way adults do DIY and make a difference in their lives. It was a sweet opening of just feeling like neither of us were alone in our weirdness, which has become a running theme between us and the mental pitfalls of navigating, performing, creating and self-worth.’

The album features a number of notable Scottish musicians, including Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Graeme Smillie (Arab Strap/The Delgados), Kris Drever (Lau), Chris ‘Beans’ Geddes (Belle & Sebastian), Pete Harvey (Modern Studies) and Kenny Anderson (AKA King Creosote). Producer Rod Jones (Idlewild) recorded, engineered, and mixed the record at Post Electric Studio in Leith, Edinburgh.

The album tracklisting is as follows:
  1. Arrow
  2. Grace
  3. R U 4 Real?
  4. Our Best
  5. Shelf
  6. Wish
  7. Sweetest Wine
  8. Weekend
  9. Sing Out
  10. Elvis
  11. Big Nothing

The tour dates are as follows:


1 – Mono, Glasgow
2 – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
3 – Perth Theatre, Perth
4 – Summerhall, Edinburgh
5 – Kitchen Garden Cafe, King’s Heath, Birmingham
7 – The Holy GrALE, Durham
9 – Horse & Bamboo Theatre, Rossendale
10 – Halle St Michaels, Manchester
11 – Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock
12 – The Musician, Leicester
22 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
23 – The Bear Club, Luton
25 – Hope & Ruin, Brighton
26 – Water Rats, London
29 – Town Hall, Selby
30 – The Courthouse, Otley
31 – Folk House, Bristol

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