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Music Editorial

kateedwards15.jpg Local: Kate Edwards

We reviewed Kate Edwards’ debut single in our December issue and were so enamoured with it that we decided to shove her on this page, too.

And that debut single in full: Every Key/Sticky Strawberry Blood, which we described as having a “certain wide-eyed melancholia” and sporting some Sufjan Stevens influences. And Sufjan Stevens is a pretty apt touchstone on these two tracks in which she turns fairly sparse instrumentation into something that has a grandiose majesty, the emotions contained within them opening the songs up to appear much bigger than they are. Every Key is about life’s frustrations (“Sometimes every key you try will not turn the lock you want”), while Sticky Strawberry Blood concerns childish escapism, and the allure of youthful delights (“Oh it’s the simple things that we come to love so much, chocolate coated cone on the way home”), and both are real heart-tugging delights. She is not totally unknown to local audiences, as, under the previous guise of Agerskow she’s supported the likes of The Lake Poets, Rachel Sermanni and Cherry Ghost, but now she is trading under her own name, and it’s definitely a name to remember.

Seek: kateedwardsmusic.com