When Katherine Aly launched her solo project earlier this year, she already had a strong track record of musical and artistic collaborations under her belt. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that within two weeks of her first gig she was invited to support Goodbye Mr McKenzie and then ONR, as well as getting booked for Kelburn Party.
Her debut single was released in May via Edinburgh label Infinite Hive and is followed on 17 August by the excellent Sunny Days. Not only do we have an exclusive preview of the video (directed by Stuart Alexander) – www.bit.ly/Kalipreview – but also the first picture from her shoot for photographer Jannica Honey’s Blackbird series (see right).
Aly plays a Fringe show at Cold Town House on Saturday. With most grassroots music venues pimping themselves out to comedy at the moment, this offers a rare opportunity to hear a promising local musician perform in the city this month.
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry seminar and social events. For more information visit www.borntobewide.co.uk
AIM is a trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice for the UK’s independent music industry. The sector produces some of the most exciting and popular music in the world, and makes a huge contribution to the country’s economy. AIM’s 800+ members include the largest labels in the world, small start-ups and individual artists releasing their own music. For more information visit www.musicindie.com