Glam-rock revivalist Cait Brennan's affinity for David Bowie is no secret. Her debut album Debutante came out just days after Bowie's passing, and prompted a wave of favorable comparisons to Bowie's golden years; American Songwriter's Peter Gerstenzang went so far as to suggest the trans rocker might be the second coming of Lady Stardust.
"Now that we have lost that glorious weirdo, David Bowie, it’s also nice
to know that a new one, Cait Brennan, is hovering into view... which
feels like a bit of solace for those of us who felt Bowie’s loss so
keenly. In other words, it’s nice to have a new songwriter out there,
who is so … out there," he wrote. PopDose's Keith Creighton went farther, calling Debutante the strongest contender for album of the year, noting the strong Bowie influence and saying "it's right up there with the great 'drenched in blood, sweat & tears,
leave everything on the table, conquer the world' albums like Against
Me’s New Wave Guns & Roses' Appetite For Destruction, Green Day’s American Idiot and Smashing Pumpkins’ Gish."
Brennan released an edited version of "Slip Away" (from Bowie's Heathen) this month as an exclusive fan club giveaway, but we have the full version here. Brennan returns to New York in April in an all-star tribute to another of her heroes, Patti Smith, at Union Hall in Brooklyn on April 29th, with additional shows at the Bowery Electric (April 30) and Rockwood Music Hall (May 8) before kicking off the UK leg of her Debutante Tour in Liverpool on May 17th.
Upcoming tour dates:
April 25 - Steve Allen Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, with Andy Paley
- Union Hall, Brooklyn - Because The Night: A Tribute To Patti Smith
April 30 - Bowery Electric, New York
May 8 - Rockwood Music Hall, New York
May 18 - Cavern Club, Liverpool
May 19 - Cavern Pub, Liverpool (International Pop Overthrow Festival dates)
May 22 - Camglen Radio, Rutherglen, Scotland