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“God, I love that!” – Elton John (Beats 1)
“That was awesome!” – Dermot O’Leary (BBC Radio 2)
“Gorgeous, soaring, folk-pop anthems for passionate souls” – A Music Blog, Yea?
“Cattle & Cane are waving the flag on folk-pop music in the UK at the moment” – 1883 Magazine
“There’s way more of a Fleetwood Mac influence than their earlier stuff and I love it” – the Independent
Cattle & Cane, aka siblings Helen and Joe Hammill, release their brand new self-titled EP on Friday 8th September 2017. Hot on the heels of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album ‘Mirrors’, which was released back in May, the EP features six brand new recordings including a sumptuous cover of the Candi Staton classic Young Hearts Run Free.
“I co-wrote the first track ‘Home Is In Your Arms’ in Nashville – it’s hard not to come away from that place feeling inspired” explained Joe. “Although we recorded all of these tracks at home on Teesside, they’ve definitely been influenced by time spent writing, touring and recording overseas” he added.
“’Seven Hours’ and ‘Make Your Vision’ are both alternative versions of tracks from ‘Mirrors’ – we had a lot of fun reinterpreting and reimagining those songs” said Helen. “I’m really excited for people to hear our cover of Young Hearts Run Free too, we’ve loved playing it live at shows recently” she added.
To coincide with the EP release, Cattle & Cane are heading out across the UK for an acoustic tour this September. Joe and Helen will be joined by their brother Fran on piano and guitarist Thom Fripp for the stripped-back dates, which include, amongst others, headline gigs in a launderette, a library and a deli, as well as shows with The Shires, Badly Drawn Boy and Jake Isaac:
22nd September – Snails Deli – Cardiff