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Cate Le Bon, the Cardiff-based singer who popped up on Gruff Rhys’s ‘Neon Neon’ album before issuing her own debut album, ‘My Oh My’, in 2010, returns with her second album, ‘CYRK’.
The completed album is a 35-minute blast of colour, ever-changing as it whizzes from the garage pop opener ‘Falcon Eyed’ to the piano-led ‘Puts Me To Work’ and the psychedelic title track.
It follows Le Bon’s extensive tour with St Vincent in the USA, where the album has already received much critical acclaim.
Recorded with producer Krissie Jenkins in Cardiff and set for release on Gruff Rhys’s Ovni imprint, CYRK found Le Bon raiding Super Furry Animals’ collection of synths, pedals and guitars.
Players include H Hawkline and Meilyr and Gwion from Racehorses, and, “If you listen very carefully,” says Le Bon, “you can hear Gruff Rhys wailing backing vocals on ‘Falcon Eyed’ too.”
1. Falcon Eyed
2. Puts Me To Work
6. Fold The Cloth
7. The Man I Wanted
8. Through The Mill
9. Ploughing Out Part 1
10. Ploughing Out Part 2