With her second album CYRK hitting a record store near you on 30 April, singer-songwriter-with-a-difference Cate Le Bon will be heading out on a short UK tour to celebrate, including a special Circus themed album launch party in London at the Village Underground on 23 April.
“CYRK is like a time travel travelogue which continually returns the sea,” says Le Bon, who took the album’s title from the Polish word for Circus. Recorded with producer Krissie Jenkins in Cardiff and set for release on Gruff Rhys’s Ovni imprint and takes inspiration from a trip to the Isle Of Eigg. “I mostly write about the sea, matters of the heart and animals – or a mish-mash of all three.”
Expect great things: since releasing debut album Me Oh My in 2010, Le Bon has toured extensively, both solo and with her backing band (Andy Fung on drums, Steve Black on bass and Y Niwl’s Sion on guitar), most recently completing a well-received tour of the US with rising star St Vincent. “I saw so many different pockets of America – it was fascinating,” says Le Bon.
Puts Me To Work
from ‘Edrych Mewn Llygaid Ceffyl Benthyg’ EP (Featuring Euros Childs).
23 April – London, Village Underground (Album launch party) Tickets
24 April – Manchester, Soup Kitchen Tickets
25 April – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s (Communion night) Tickets
26 April – Sheffield, Harley Tickets
28 April – Cardiff, The Printhaus Tickets