Cate Le Bon
Thursday 26th June 2014
Doors 7:00 pm
Price Price £12 adult adv. + booking fee / £14 on door & £8 under 16s adv. + booking fee / £10 on door
Melting Vinyl and Revelation St Mary’s are excited to announce that Cate Le Bon will be coming to Ashford in June.
The Welsh psych-folk-pop singer now living in LA returns to these shores to share her new album, which has seen tracks playlisted on 6 Music and Radio 1. Having started her career on Gruff Rhys’s Irony Bored label, Le Bon has gone on to tour and collaborate with artists as acclaimed and diverse as Rhys himself, St Vincent, Neon Neon, Manic Street Preachers, White Fence and Perfume Genius.
Towards the end of 2012, having completed extensive touring for her previous album, Cyrk, Cate returned to Wales to write the songs that would become Mug Museum, a unique and dreamlike edifice and one that has been created by an artist at the height of their powers. Mug Museum’s reflective song writing weaves around a richly detailed framework. Like all museums it is a contemplative space, a personal world that is open to everyone. ‘A place of weighted hauntings and considered reconciliation, where you resolve and tailor your purpose and significance within your relationships’ is how Le Bon describes it.
The result is wonderfully weird, accomplished pop, woozily melodic, dreamily confident and wrapped in a hazy psychedelic gauze.
“This is music that hovers at the edges of modern life, out of time but in its own glorious world”
Q Magazine – 4 Stars ****
“Her third album is as wonderfully weird as any of its predecessors. There’s now sparseness in her music, plus a cool confidence that showcases her knack for the surreal more than ever”
NME – 8/10
“Imagine Tom Verlaine being drafted into the Velvet Underground and you’ve pretty much got the ‘Mug Museum’ sound. Captivating.”
Support comes from Tender Prey – Cardiff based musician who mixes “garage blues, 70’s girl group clangs and lo-fi grooves, to create pocket melodies to dance, drink and wrestle to”