My conversation with SAY-Award winner Kathryn Joseph ahead of next weekend's show at the City Halls begins with a lamentation.

"My day was good until someone in the office told me that eating too much fruit can make you fat" I tell her.

"Oh no" she laughs. "It's all downhill from here. Even when you're trying your best there can be something wrong" she sympathises.

Amongst our fruity woes, there is consolation that the fruits of Kathryn's musical labour has landed her a gig at the iconic City Halls. It's a venue where the cultural offings make one fat in an indulgent, healthy kind of way, and it's a big one indeed for her.

"This will be my biggest gig that I've played" Kathryn says. "I'm really looking forward to it, and I still find it strange that that many people might want to come and listen to me.

"I'll still be doing the 'there's more than 5 people here!' Even when I play festivals I'm surprised at the numbers in the tent.

"I'm not very good at remembering that people like it and I still feel it weird. When I think about the things I've got to do and the people I'm playing with, you don't get to do that when no one cares.

"The next level is when people write really horrible things about you and I'm not there, at that."

Talking about levels of fame with someone as musically esteemed as Kathryn feels strange.

Her debut album, Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I've Spilled, won the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year award, and her latest release From When I Wake the Want Is was shortlisted for the same award this year.

Alongside her own music and collaborations with the likes of the Twilight Sad, Kathryn has also composed music for theatre and films, such as Emma Donoghue's Room and the Outlaw King respectively.

Kathryn, in a way, has come to be the iconic figurehead of a slice of the Scottish music scene - and not because she is one of the few women to be a part of it.

"I don't know if working with bands like The Twilight Sad has influenced my sound, in a way, but a lot of things have come from my relationships with musicians like Marcus [her musical partner].

"I feel so lucky to be a part of the music scene in Scotland, paired together with Mogwai and the likes, and it's overwhelming to know that I'm a part of it too.

"The community feels really special and I absolutely do not take it for granted. I never feel like the token woman - I think because I've never felt about myself in that way. It's never been about being a woman doing music and I've never felt that that was something that either stopped me or let me do something."

Kathryn plays the City Hall on the 9th of November.