Tag: Cate le Bon

Album | Cate Le Bon – Reward

According to Cate Le Bon a reward can be quite sinister, especially in these Trumpian times. “People hear the word ‘reward’ and they think that it’s a positive word, and to me it’s quite a sinister word in that it…

Live | End of the Road Festival 2014

End of the Road, Festival, 2014, review

People who go to End of the Road festival are just better than other people. They’re kinder, they’re cleverer, and they have unendingly beautiful souls. Apart from the guy standing next to us at tUnE yArDs on Sunday afternoon who…

News | Cate Le Bon Announces September 2014 Tour

Cate Le Bon has announced that she will be touring again this September despite having already played a string of gigs in 2014 . The Welsh musician has been playing a number of shows across the UK and Europe throughout February,…

Album | Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum

The latest offering from Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon, Mug Museum, is strangely timeless: it has clear retro, sixties influences, as if it’s playing on vinyl, but is full of fresh touches too. The guitar parts remind me of Dirty…

Album | Cate Le Bon – CYRK II

While the national emblem of Wales might be the fierce red dragon, Cate Le Bon’s whimsical undercurrent of 70s laidback folk and Nico-embossed vocals paints a picture that counteracts this association. It was only April this year that Welsh lovely…

Album | Cate Le Bon – CYRK

John Cale, improvisational viola player in The Velvet Underground and one of the finest musicians to ever hold a Welsh passport, has one daughter. Cate Le Bon, a singer-songwriter from Wales, is not that daughter. However, imagine for a moment…

Record Store Day | The FFS shopping guide

With over 400 special releases planned, this year’s will easily be the biggest Record Store Day to date. We can’t imagine such a huge array of vinyl will leave anyone short of ideas, but you might just be overwhelmed by…

Wears the Trousers announce Venus/No-Penis Awards

The uber-wonderful people at Wears the Trousers have announced their very own Mercury spoof the Venus/No-Penis Awards. Wears the Trousers is very close to FFS’s hearts for many reasons, not least that it seeks to redress the balance in the…