Welsh indie singer Cate Le Bon hits the road in support of a brand new album. Getintothis’ Will Neville has the lowdown.
Cate Le Bon is to release her fifth album, Reward, on Mexican Summer on 24 May.
This is her first solo long player since Crab Day in April 2016, although a second DRINKS album, her collaboration with Tim Presley of White Fence, and onetime member of The Fall, emerged in April 2018.
Her jittery take on post-punk, with a healthy dose of dark Welsh psych-tinged experimentation, has resulted in much critical acclaim, with her quirky tunes and lyrics proving an engaging draw both live and on record.
Le Bon is playing select dates around the UK, as well as several festivals.
The UK tour dates in full are:
May 8 – Focus Wales Festival, Wrexham
June 10- Village Underground, London
August 23 – Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda
August 24 – Jupiter Rising Festival, West Lothian
August 25 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh
August 27 – Gorilla, Manchester
August 28 – Riley Smith Theatre, Leeds
August 29 – Portland House, Cardiff
September 1 – End of the Road Festival, Dorset