Cattle & Cane + Support
Under the Influence presents
CATTLE & CANE + Support
Saturday 26th October 2019
Doors 8.00pm – Unreserved seating – £10 ADV
Pre-order the new album today at www.cattleandcane.co.uk
Cattle & Cane release their brand new album Navigator on Friday 8th November 2019 via Believe. Produced by Pete Hammerton (The Shires, Wandering Hearts, Tom Gregory), sibling duo Joe and Helen Hammill display a confidence and maturity that sees their soaring harmonies and timeless song-writing come to the fore.
The first single taken from the album, Mexico, is set for release in June and has already received support from BBC Radio 2, including a live session on the Saturday Afternoon show.
“For the first time ever, we took a step back last year and actually thought about how Cattle & Cane should sound and where we want to take it” says Joe. “Being in a band isn’t always easy and sometimes it can take some time to find your way, but this is undoubtedly the most excited we’ve ever been about sharing new music” he adds. “We’ve always been ambitious,” explains Helen, “but I think locking ourselves away with Pete [Hammerton] for the last few months has enabled us to create some songs that really justify our ambition” she adds.
“Lyrically, this album is definitely our most introspective and heart on sleeve” suggests Joe. “It was only once we’d finished recording all of the songs that I realised quite how many of them are about break-ups and failed relationships!” he adds. Having spent the past couple of years playing alongside with the likes of Tom Odell, Brian Wilson, The Head & The Heart and Nerina Pallot, Cattle & Cane have every right to be ambitious. Sold-out signs are commonplace at their own headline gigs, including huge statement dates in their native North East at Sage Gateshead and Middlesbrough Town Hall, where a crowd of over 1,200 witnessed a magical performance alongside the Northern Orchestra last June.
Helen and Joe have also appeared at acclaimed international tastemaker events Canadian Music Week and Reeperbahn Festival, as well as some of the UK’s finest boutique and inner-city showcases like Tramlines, Live At Leeds, Liverpool Sound City, Black Deer, Cornbury and Deer Shed. They’re spending the summer sharing stages with the likes of Stereophonics, Lewis Capaldi and Madness.
A UK headline semi-acoustic tour follows in the autumn, topped off with two full band album launch shows:
23rd October Glad Café, Glasgow
24th October The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
25th October Hemelvaart Bier Café, Ayton
26th October New Adelphi Club, Hull
27th October Oporto, Leeds
29th October Castle Hotel, Manchester
30th October Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
31st October Hen & Chicken, Bristol
2nd November Northern Edge, Berwick
8th November Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle
12th November Oslo, London
With blogs such as Clash, Impose, Bitter Sweet Symphonies, Louder Than War, Wolf In A Suit, Queen Beetch and Gigsoup singing their praises, not to mention Music Week, the Independent, Metro and Record of the Day, Cattle & Cane are on the tip of respected tastemakers tongues.
They’ve received airplay from such luminaries as Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2, Elton John on Beats 1, Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music, Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio, Gary Crowley on BBC London and John Kennedy on Radio X, as well as the BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio teams.
Joe and Helen have accumulated millions of Spotify streams, thanks in part to playlists like New Music Friday UK, Your Coffee Break, Fresh Folk, Your Office Stereo and Feelgood Pop.
Over on TV, their music has featured on shows including Sunday Brunch, Made In Chelsea, The Only Way Is Essex, Avenida Brasil and MTV’s Catfish, as well as on BT TV Music and Vintage TV.
Further support came from Middlesbrough FC, who printed some of the band’s lyrics on the club’s home shirts during the 2018-19 season: www.mfc.co.uk/news/infant-hercules-takes-pride-of-place-on-new-boro-shirts
The band’s last album Mirrors received prestigious PRS Momentum funding and hit number 2 in the Indie Breakers chart, number 19 in the Independent Album Chart and number 28 in the Vinyl Album Chart.
“God, I love that!” – Elton John (Beats 1)
“That was awesome!” – Dermot O’Leary (BBC Radio 2)
“They’re just going from strength to strength… check out their album Mirrors” – Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music)
“There’s way more of a Fleetwood Mac influence than their earlier stuff and I love it” – The Independent
“The band’s live show is magical… get ready to clap your hands and sing along – it’s pretty much requisite at a Cattle & Cane show” – Metro