Irish singer-songwriter Kate Nicholson is pleased to announce the release of her new single ‘Wrong Side of the Town’ This powerful track is the follow up single to ‘Street Lamps’ (Hotpress Track of the day, and as supported by BBC Radio Ulster Ralph McLean’s Local Voices, The Eve Blair Show, The Late Show and Kathy Clugston’s The Ticket, Chordblossom, XS Noize and more) and is the next single taken off the debut album ‘Fallen from Grace’.
“Wrong Side of the Town'' is a duet featuring the unmistakable vocals of Cormac Neeson, Lead singer of ‘The Answer. Infused with Blues, Americana and sounds of ‘the deep south’ this song tells the tale of the fine line that can exist between having a good time and that of self-destruction. It also features a stylish rhythm section from Mojo Fury’s frontman, Michael Mormecha.
Listen to 'Wrong Side of the Town (feat. Cormac Neeson)' - BELOW:
Growing up a mile from the site of legendary music festival Glasgowbury, Kate Nicholson is an artist born and raised in the beating heart of Northern Ireland’s rich musical community. Currently based in the North Coast, following spells in both Belfast and Australia, the musician was immersed in song from an early age and has been writing songs since acquiring a guitar at the age of 17. But it has been the very rare circumstances of 2020/2021: the global pandemic combined with new motherhood that has been the catalyst for the creation of this body of work.
February 18th 2022, Nicholson marks her arrival via her stellar debut album, Fallen From Grace. Across ten tracks, it's a release brimming with pathos, harmonic finesse and a wealth of lived experience. Bearing the imprint of everyone from Tom Waits, Stevie Nicks to Nina Simone, it’s a feat of eclecticism, spanning sublime alt-pop (‘I’m Gonna Run’), Americana-inflected balladry (‘Street Lamps’) and odes to the songwriting Mecca of Nashville (Heart Sells Poison).
Recorded with acclaimed producer, musician and Mojo Fury frontman, Michael Mormecha, the album is a triumph of pure candour. Across ten tracks, Nicholson largely unravels the intricacies of relationships, from “cheaters, broken hearts and liars,” to “new beginnings, falling in love and happy endings.” And yet it’s so much more than that. Back-to-back with a brace of tales about “alcohol, judgement and the fine line that exists between fun and destruction,” as well as a song that tackles “mental health crises that have touched every community and claimed many young lives,” Nicholson mines pop mastery from the power of grit and endurance.
Like many vital releases of its ilk, Fallen From Grace is, then, equal parts personal and - by virtue of how well it taps into the human condition - a truly accessible statement. With it, Nicholson underscores her standing as a voice destined to make her mark as the world steadily finds its feet again.
Steadily gaining momentum following the release of lead single “Street Lamps” with radio play across BBC Radio Ulster, from Eve Blair’s 'The Late Show', 'The Eve Blair Show', Ralph McLean 'Local Voices' and ‘Country Show’ & Kathy Clugston’s 'The Ticket' and earning coveted performance slots at "Women's work Festival" and "Sound of Belfast" in 2021 and being chosen for “Track of the Day” for releases by “Hotpress” magazine, and dubbed as “A contender for single of the year” (Edwin McFee), leaves much anticipation for 2022.
Album launch show
Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast – February 18th 2022 – ON SALE NOW