Kate Jackson United Kingdom


Singer-songwriter and artist Kate Jackson began her creative career as the lead vocalist for the band The Long Blondes. But what many people don’t know is that she had previously studied fine art in Sheffield. When the band split in 2008, she found herself able at a crossroads, having had to navigate her two great passions for years. The common denominator between art and music that she landed on? The urban landscapes of the UK. “Music and art both show what is always there,” she says. “The everyday landscape which goes unnoticed but is part of our collective psyche as we have all grown up living in it or walking past it or driving through it.” We featured her project “Abstract Brutalism,” which saw her manipulate photographs of mundane buildings into more interesting compositions.