— 13 luglio 2016 14:58


La cantautrice gallese Cate Timothy, aka Cate Le Bon, annuncia il suo arrivo in Italia con il nuovo lavoro, Crab Day.

Crab Day, pubblicato lo scorso 15 aprile via Turnstile/Columbia, è il quarto album in studio della cantautrice gallese. Successore di Mug Museum (2013), il disco è stato registrato all’interno dei Panoramic House Studio in California e prodotto da Noah Georgson e Josiah Steinbrick.
Anticipato dal singolo Wonderful, diretto da Casey Raymond e girato a Berlino, il video presenta la nostra eroina impegnata in una danza libera e idiosincratica. Del video Cate dice: “Wonderful è un canto d’amore scomodo accompagnato da un video altrettanto imbarazzante”.
L’album è stato accompagnato da un omonimo film diretto da Phil Collins e girato a Berlino. Guada Crab Day.



“Her thrilling, tightly wound post-punk guitar is glazed by her Nicoish impressionistic vocals… Long may Le Bon continue to weird up the rulebook.” The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

“Since rising to attention with 2009′s Me Oh My, Cate Le Bon has turned out four albums of otherworldly guitar pop, of which Crab Day is surely the best yet.” Uncut – 8/10

“Crab Day pivots le Bon well away from the sound of the 60s – hitherto her broad frame of reference – towards exciting new territory, riffing on late 70s post-punk and beyond.”
Loud & Quiet – 8/10

“Le Bon is weird, but weirdly brilliant. If you like the idea of Nico backed by Wire, Syd Barrett and Television playing XTC songs, Crab Day is for you.” Sunday Times

“A record chock full of hooks, lyrical images and melodies that stick. She seems gifted with a singular vision which, perhaps mystifying to the uninitiated, remains clear throughout.”
Record Collector – 4 Stars ****

“Defiantly idiosyncratic… Crab Day is a more manic and unusual creature than its predecessor. Songs such as Find Me and Yellow Blinds have a charming home-made feel to their lopsided gearshifts, jerky movements and quirky surrealism… Post-punk as reimagined by Bagpuss creator Oliver Postgate.” Q

“Now a cherished indie institution, her fourth album has the usual abundance of ideas… a wonderfully disordered junkshop of a record and a pleasure to explore.” The Observer

“The Welsh singer-songwriter lives musically at the edge of things, an old-fashioned indie zone where wonky guitars and droning rhythms express kinship with Velvet Underground and Stereolab. But her songs are also catchy and moreish.” Financial Times – 4 Stars ****

“Somehow both retro and futuristic, Crab Day reveals a singular vision and exhibits confidence and charm… A characterful, captivating blast from a peculiar psyche.” PROG

“There’s poetry to be found in every pocket… With a musical palette that continues to revel in experimentation, Cate Le Bon is a dab hand at holding a warped mirror up to life, and reflecting things in unexpected ways.” DIY – 4 Stars ****

“The queen of Welsh psych-folk.” MOJO

“Le Bon is a singer with an ability to carry surrealist imagery and pure melody through her low, sonorous tones… The Kate Bush-like Whats Not Mine is sweet, the plaintive Love Is Not Love is simply beautiful.” The Times

“A hypnotic and mind-bending journey of an LP.” London In Stereo


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