Cate Le Bon
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Cate Le Bon


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"Mojo Rising"

West Wales' ghoulishly alluring voice steps forth. - Mojo

"NME - Welsh rarebit of folk wholesomeness"

You'd think that starting your first bigtime public excursion playing keytars on '80s disco numbers about DeLorean cars - as Cate Le Bon did with Gruff Rhys's Neon Neon last year - would see her pigeon-holed. But now the Cardiff folkstress is ready to stand on her own two dainty feet......

“Her odd, beautiful songs burrow like furtive woodland creatures to a safe nest lodged firmly between tradition and individual talent. Quirky psychedelia, rough guitars and spectral shanties are drawn together by her cool, Welsh Nico vocal… Cate Le Bon is very much her own thing.” - NME

"Uncut - Debut of the Month"

“Quirky and confident; mindful of tradition without getting bogged down in issues of authenticity, it’s worth keeping an eye on Le Bon.” - UNCUT

"IoS - Review - Me Oh My"

“Just when you think there is nothing to be added to that girl/guitar/splash of electronica formula, along comes someone you’ve never heard of to make you think again… Spellbinding.” - Independent on Sunday

"OMM - Review - Me Oh My"

“a happy marriage between lustrous melody and off-kilter psych folk that’s ballasted with a glowering Welsh lyricism” - Observer Music Monthly

"Q Magazine - Review - Me Oh My"

“Her dark, homespun, starkly realised lullabies cast their own distinctly witchy spell - Q Magazine

"Loud and Quiet - Review - Me Oh My"

“Me Oh My, with its lilting chords and curveball electro section, echoes a coarser Cat Power with added punch... One of the most exciting singer songwriters the UK is currently lucky enough to have.”
- Loud and Quiet

"Sunday Times - Review - Me Oh My"

“Cate Le Bon is a sort of a freak folk version of St. Vincent, with the same air of unpredictability that makes Annie Clark’s music so hair-raising… On her marvellous debut album she comes across as alternately bookish and spooky… songs at once as old as the hills and utterly original. - Sunday Times

"Artrocker - Review - Me Oh My"

“Magnificent… Cate Le Bon has made a haunted forest of a record here, which with any justice will see her name lit up in neon (neon) lights before the year is out.”
- Artrocker


Me Oh My - LP - 2009
Edrych Mewn i Llygaid Ceffyl Benthyg - EP - 2008



A new force in song craft, Le Bon grew up in Cardiff’s infamous French quarter and
befitting a songwriter who only writes in the dark, her debut album is a heady and
highly personal Gallic stew of equal parts Nico, Malkmus and the chronicler’s own
emotional observations on the impossibility of existence.

Artfully composed with a classic five a side formation, this carefully constructed
album boasts a concise palette of instrumentation played live by Cate and a fluid
band of close friends. Perfectly illuminating her writing skills with understated
menace and beauty.