STRIPPED BACK ACOUSTIC TOUR
“God, I love that!” – Elton John (Beats 1)
“That was awesome!” – Dermot O’Leary (BBC Radio 2)
“Gorgeous, soaring, folk-pop anthems for passionate souls” – A Music Blog, Yea?
“Cattle & Cane are waving the flag on folk-pop music in the UK at the moment” – 1883 Magazine
“There’s way more of a Fleetwood Mac influence than their earlier stuff and I love it” – the Independent
Cattle & Cane, aka siblings Helen and Joe Hammill, release their brand new self-titled EP on Friday 8th September 2017. Hot on the heels of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album ‘Mirrors’, which was released back in May, the EP features six brand new recordings including a sumptuous cover of the Candi Staton classic Young Hearts Run Free.
Seven Hours (Alternative Version): https://soundcloud.com/cattleandcanemusic/seven-hours-alternative
“I co-wrote the first track ‘Home Is In Your Arms’ in Nashville – it’s hard not to come away from that place feeling inspired” explained Joe. “Although we recorded all of these tracks at home on Teesside, they’ve definitely been influenced by time spent writing, touring and recording overseas” he added.
“’Seven Hours’ and ‘Make Your Vision’ are both alternative versions of tracks from ‘Mirrors’ – we had a lot of fun reinterpreting and reimagining those songs” said Helen. “I’m really excited for people to hear our cover of Young Hearts Run Free too, we’ve loved playing it live at shows recently” she added.
To coincide with the EP release, Cattle & Cane are heading out across the UK for an acoustic tour this September. Joe and Helen will be joined by their brother Fran on piano and guitarist Thom Fripp for the stripped-back dates, which include, amongst others, headline gigs in a launderette, a library and a deli, as well as shows with The Shires, Badly Drawn Boy and Jake Isaac:
12th September – Old Cinema Launderette – Durham
13th September – Old Cinema Launderette – Durham (SOLD OUT)
14th September – Secret Show – Scotland
15th September – King Tut’s – Glasgow *
16th September – Reference Library (matinee) – Middlesbrough (SOLD OUT)
16th September – Reference Library – Middlesbrough (SOLD OUT)
17th September – Night & Day – Manchester *
18th September – Thekla – Bristol *
19th September – Folklore Sessions – Brighton
20th September – Islington Assembly Hall – London *
22nd September – Snails Deli – Cardiff
23rd September – Yorfest – York ^
* with Jake Isaac
^ with The Shires & Badly Drawn Boy
Recent support slots with Brian Wilson, Tom Odell and The Head and The Heart have helped Cattle & Cane build on their loyal and passionate following – a fan-base that propelled ‘Mirrors’ into the top 20 of the Official UK Independent Album Chart back in May thanks, in part, to a successful PledgeMusic campaign which reached an impressive 280% of its target.
“For an unsigned band like us, PledgeMusic is such an amazing platform” explained Helen. “As part of the Pledge campaign, we played a few house concerts which were so much fun and inspired us to do the acoustic tour” she added.
The past year has been pretty exciting for Cattle & Cane, with Elton John declaring his love for ‘Mirrors’ opener ‘Love On Your Hands‘ on Beats 1 and ‘7 Hours’ picking up numerous radio-plays from long time champion Dermot O’Leary, who previously showcased the band on his ‘Saturday Sessions’ compilation following a live session on BBC Radio 2.
‘7 Hours’ also passed the 1 million streams milestone on Spotify in less than 6 months, while ‘Fool For You’ picked up coverage from Sunday Brunch, Made In Chelsea and The Only Way Is Essex. Furthermore, the video was also playlisted by BT TV and earned the band a live session on Vintage TV.
With extensive support from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music and Amazing Radio, Cattle & Cane have been heavily championed by the BBC Introducing team and previously performed on their stages at T In The Park and BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park. They’ve also appeared on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape a number of times and earlier this year, they were the BBC Introducing Artist Of The Week with tracks syndicated across all BBC regional stations.
They’ve also appeared at acclaimed tastemaker events such as Reeperbahn Festival, Live At Leeds and Evolution Emerging, as well as at some of the UK’s finest boutique and inner city festivals including Cornbury, Deer Shed, Liverpool Sound City, Twisterella, Liverpool Sound City, Stockton Calling and Bingley Music Live.
Before September’s acoustic tour, Cattle & Cane still have a couple of full band festival shows to come in August and then in October, they’ll be heading over to Germany:
19th August – Hardwick Live – County Durham (with Ocean Colour Scene, Peter Doherty and Bootleg Beatles)
26th August – Chase Park Festival – Gateshead (with The Coral and Little Comets)
23rd October – Mojo Jazz Cafe – Hamburg
24th October – Das Bett – Frankfurt
26th October – Cafe Galao – Stuttgart
27th October – Subway – Köln
28th October – Swamp – Freiburg
29th October – Kantine Berghain – Berlin
30th October – Pension Schmidt – Münster
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