Cardiff’s Cate Le Bon is slated to follow up her debut album, Me Oh My, on Jan. 17 with CYRK. The album is a pop-heavy long player that features wiry guitars, old-school production and her haunting Welsh-flavored voice.
Le Bon started to record her sophomore record at the beginning of 2011, continuing her blend of art-rock drawing from equal parts Nico and Gruff Rhys. In the process, she created one of 2012’s first impressive pop records, exuding a confidence similar to recent tourmate St. Vincent.
Following her album release, Le Bon will set out on a headlining tour this February, starting in Cambridge, Mass. Stream CYRK in the player below and see her upcoming tour dates below.
8 - Cambridge, Mass. @ TT the Bear’s
9 - New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
10 - Hoboken, N.J. @ Maxwell’s
11 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Kungfu Necktie
12 - Washington, D.C. @ DC9
14 - Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas
16 - Madison, Wis. @ The Frequency
22 - Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
23 - Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
26 - Santa Monica, Calif. @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
27 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Bardot Hollywood