Cate Le Bon

Cate Le Bon

Sun 25 Aug 2019
19:00 - 22:00 (3h)
Cate Le Bon
"Cate Le Bon writes songs in the absurdist tradition, as both as an escape and a mirror to the world. Her music is elliptical and sparse, using familiar sounds—chiming electric guitar, saxophone—to create her own alien landscape"
Pitchfork (on Daylight Matters - 'best new track')
Book Tickets
Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.
_ Price: £17.50
_ Age Group: 16+ (under 18s accompanied)
_ Venue: The Dissection Room

It was on a mountainside in Cumbria that the first whispers of Cate Le Bon’s fifth studio album poked their buds above the earth. “There’s a strange romanticism to going a little bit crazy and playing the piano to yourself and singing into the night,” she says, recounting the year living solitarily in the Lake District which gave way to Reward.

By day, ever the polymath, Le Bon painstakingly learnt to make solid wood tables, stools and chairs from scratch; by night she looked to a second-hand Meers — the first piano she had ever owned — for company, “windows closed to absolutely everyone”, and accidentally poured her heart out.

The result is an album every bit as stylistically varied, surrealistically-inclined and tactile as those in the enduring outsider’s back catalogue, but one that is also intensely introspective and profound; her most personal to date.

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