New Cate Le Bon album out next month


With last year’s Cyrk album and Cyrk II EP, Cate Le Bon continued the fine tradition of Welsh psychedelia. Positioned somewhere between the gloriously wide-eyed shenanigans of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynki and the solo work of the Super Furry AnimalsGruff Rhys, Cyrk and Cyrk II were unmintigated successes even if they didn’t set the world alight sales wise.

Described by Gruff Rhys as “Bobbie Gentry and Nico fight over a Casio keyboard”, Le Bon’s melancholic lyrics belie her fascination with beautifully quirky arrangements and cheery melodies. Her music’s a contradictory breath of fresh air.

Hopefully her forthcoming Mug Museum album will see here gain a bigger following. Lead single, I Think I Knew, a duet with Perfume Genius (aka Seattle based singer-songwriter, Mike Hadeas) is a lovely introduction to Le Bon‘s cosy, Nico-esque melancholia – check it out below:

Mug Museum is released on the 11th November.

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