Download the song "Puts Me to Work" by Cate Le Bon here.
A highly successful 2010 was spent touring her debut LP Me Oh My described
by Word magazine “As cymbals clash and keyboards whirl, imagine P J Harvey’s
rawness tangling with Super Furry Animals’ prog and a vocalist who forgoes folk
soft asides for delicious black humor”. Cate then ended the year contemplating
and conjuring up her sophomore release.
Cate entered the studio with the nucleus of a record existing in her head, lyrical
ideas swam in ether as did fully formed arrangements, but it wasn’t until she
began recording that these disparate ideas were drawn together and her circus
tent of a record rose from the gravel ground.
Drawing on her experiences from that heady 12 months, Cate created a
collection of pop nuggets that sounded like they'd fallen off the back of a broken
carousel, imbued with the playfulness of Faust, Syd Barrett and the tropical
melodies of Os Mutantes and stitched together with a foreboding silken lyrical
Existential word play abounds and fuzz fused guitar lines tear through like an
angry bee in a CAN as Cate muses on matters of the heart and the magnetic pull
of the ocean.
Cate Le Bon "Fold The Cloth" official video from The Control Group on Vimeo.