Quirky Cardiff musician Cate Le Bon’s recent relocation to California has granted her the whimsical edge to propel her into the limelight that she so rightfully deserves. Having made a grandeur resurrection in the form of her latest offering, Crab Day, she’ll be performing at Newcastle’s Cluny on Sunday 18th December.
Having first cracked onto the scene in 2007, Cate’s youthful vocals and effortless idiosyncratic style places her lightyears ahead of other surrealist musicians. Crab Day, christened after her niece’s alternate to April Fool’s Day which ushers the scribbling of crustaceans instead, is a fitting title for her fourth LP given that it’s a peculiar collection of outlandish, twinkling and skitty ditties that embolden the idea of the unusual. Prone to the odd xylophone and post-punk thrill, the new age Nico hops between Welsh and English in her recordings, and has audibly dabbled with the likes of Super Furry Animals, Warpaint, Manic Street Preachers and H.Hawkline.
In her live performances, Cate is intent on supplying the sweetest of strange sounds that are destined to encapsulate, and perhaps make you think just a little bit more ‘Le Bon’.