Today, Glaswegian singer-songwriter Kerri Watt releases her long awaited debut studio album Neptune’s Daughter. The album is available on CD, cassette (available exclusively from Kerri’s official store), and a Deluxe Digital Edition, which includes six bonus acoustic tracks.
The album features all of Kerri’s most beloved songs, including many contained within her 2020 EP series, and all the tracks that have been bought to life with unforgettable music videos, such the hilarious self produced ‘You Can’t Catch Me’ and the seriously high production value videos ‘Chasing Aeroplanes’, and ‘Cut Me Loose’.
Kerri was recently featured in Hello! Magazine’s ‘Rising Stars of 2021’, a lauded callout which has previously recognized talent such as Radio 1’s Greg James & Maya Jama, and Taran Egerton. Her tracks have been sought after for TV syncs on Eastenders, BBC Sport, and Sky Sports, plus featured on the new Call Of Duty: Mobile video game.
2020 highlights included a BBC 5LIVE Session for Laura Whitmore, a Mahogany / COVERS Session, playing at Celtic Connections and Americana Fest, a One To Watch for 2020 feature in Maverick magazine, and Under The Apple Tree Sessions.
Delayed due to the ongoing global situation, Neptune’s Daughter was recorded in 2018 with Texas based producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb Of God, Fallout Boy). Not every day does the opportunity arise for an artist to work with someone who sits so dramatically on the opposite end of the musical scale, so when Kerri was told that the metal and rock producer was interested in working with her, she jumped at the opportunity.
It’s a partnership that clearly worked. As Kerri sought to expand her sonic palette past her Americana roots, Machine facilitated the infusion of other genres integral to Kerri’s musical upbringing, all whilst ensuring the original songs essence stayed intact. The tunes Kerri bought to the studio were given a new edge with elements of rock, blues, and contemporary pop, producing thrilling results.
The lead up to Neptune’s Daughter saw Kerri perform on charity streams such as Save Our Scottish Venues for the Music Venue Trust, Takeover Fest for Nordoff Robbins, and The 2.6 Challenge for Stop The Traffic, plus being sought after for collaborations with Puma Women on their Stronger Together campaign live stream, and French designer Les Georgettes on a jewellery campaign.
In 2019, Kerri supported Keith Urban on his sellout London O2 show, plus received rave reviews with her stand out performances at Country 2 Country Festival London, Cambridge Folk Festival, Glastonbury, Kew The Music, British Summer Time, Introducing Nashville and played support performances at the Royal Albert Hall & The Palladium.
Radio support and successes include BBC Radio 2 A & B listed solo singles, plus BBC Radio 2 C-list with Embrace as well as Soccer AM and Virgin Radio session appearances with Embrace. Other TV appearances and support have come from Bob Harris, Ricky Ross, Chris Country, Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio, ITV Weekend TV show, ‘The Edit’ BBC Scotland, The Sun Scotland, CLASH, Metro, BT Music (multiple playlists for ‘Kissing Fools’ ‘Cut Me Loose’), and Vevo, plus spots on mainstream Spotify & Deezer playlists.
Artist’s website: https://kerriwatt.com/
‘You Can’t Catch Me’ – official video: