Cattle & Cane
Cattle & Cane recently released their stunning new album 'Navigator', which was described by Thank Folk For That as "THE album of 2019."
Produced by Pete Hammerton (The Shires, The Wandering Hearts, Tom Gregory etc), brother/sister duo Helen and Joe Hammill display a confidence and maturity that sees their soaring sibling harmonies and timeless song-writing come to the fore.
"For the first time ever, we took a step back and actually thought about how Cattle & Cane should sound and where we want to take it" says Joe.
"This is the music we've always wanted to be making and we're so happy with how this album has turned out. It's the proudest we've been of anything we've worked on" continues Helen.
"We've always been ambitious, but I think locking ourselves away with Pete [Hammerton] has enabled us to create some songs that really justify our ambition" she adds.
Having spent the past couple of years sharing stages with the likes of Tom Odell, Brian Wilson, Stereophonics, Madness, Lewis Capaldi, The Head & The Heart, Jake Isaac and Nerina Pallot, Cattle & Cane have every right to be ambitious.
Equally at home playing stripped-back folky sets as they are performing with a full live band, sold-out signs are commonplace at their own headline gigs, including huge regional statement dates at Sage Gateshead and Middlesbrough Town Hall, where a crowd of 1,100 witnessed a magical performance alongside the Northern Orchestra.
They've appeared at acclaimed international tastemaker events such as Canadian Music Week and Reeperbahn Festival, as well as at some of the UK's finest boutique and inner-city festivals including: Cambridge Folk Festival, Tramlines, Live At Leeds, Liverpool Sound City, Black Deer, Cornbury, Deer Shed, Twisterella, Stockton Calling, Lindisfarne, Long Division and This Is Tomorrow, not to mention the BBC Introducing stage at BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.
As well as extensive support from BBC Introducing, they've recorded numerous BBC Radio 2 sessions and picked up airplay from Elton John on Beats 1, Dermot O'Leary on BBC Radio 2, Anneka Rice on BBC Radio 2, OJ Borg on BBC Radio 2, Janice Long on BBC Radio 2 & BBC Radio Wales, Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music, Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio, Gary Crowley on BBC London, John Kennedy on Radio X and various DJs at Amazing Radio.
Thanks to playlists such as New Music Friday UK, Folk Pop, Your Coffee Break, Fresh Folk and Feelgood Pop, to name but a few, Cattle & Cane have accumulated over 10 million Spotify streams and have over 120,000 monthly listeners.
On TV, their music has featured on many well-known shows including Sunday Brunch, Made In Chelsea, The Only Way Is Essex, Avenida Brasil and MTV's Catfish, as well as features on BT TV and Vintage TV.
Further support for the band came from Middlesbrough FC, who printed the lyrics to one of the band's songs on the club's home shirts during the 2018-19 season.
As an independent act, Cattle & Cane have nurtured their own thriving cottage industry which has seen them release three home-spun albums to widespread critical acclaim. With the release of 'Navigator', Joe and Helen's ubiquity in their native North East looks set to spread far and wide in 2020.
"God, I love that!" - Elton John (Beats 1)
"That was awesome!" - Dermot O'Leary (BBC Radio 2)
"One of the bands to watch out for" - Sunday Brunch (Channel 4)
"There's way more of a Fleetwood Mac influence than their earlier stuff and I love it" - The Independent
"The band's live show is magical... get ready to clap your hands and sing along – it's pretty much requisite at a Cattle & Cane show" - Metro
"Euphoric and sun-drenched folk" - Record Of The Day
"Brings to mind the anthemic autumnal vibe of Bastille while nodding heads to more classic artists like Fleetwood Mac" - Gigsoup
"They're just going from strength to strength" - Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music)
"Cattle & Cane are waving the flag on folk-pop music in the UK at the moment" - 1883 Magazine
"Hearty harmonies and gentle guitar hooks" - M Magazine
"You will fall in love with Cattle & Cane" - Wolf In A Suit
"Ambitious, radio-friendly pop for the modern ear" - Indietronica
"A band on the cusp of something much bigger" - God Is In The TV
"Gorgeous, soaring, folk-pop anthems for passionate souls" - A Music Blog, Yea?
"A crisp new pop belter to raise expectations... All taut energy and lucid colour, it's an instantly infectious gem" - Clash
"A magical, uplifting live presence that is the perfect platform for their velvety mix of instinctive harmonies..." - Metro
"Full to the brim with heart-stirring harmonies" - NARC.
"Cattle & Cane will melt the coldest of hearts with their soaring harmonies" - Chillfiltr
"Their delivery, their harmonies... it is simply stunning." - Music Is My Life
"Carries the torch for everything Pop hopes to be." - Belwood Music
12 Dec, 2019
Corbridge Festival takes place on 3rd/4th July, and will feature Primary Talent International artists:
...The Bootleg Beatles
...Cattle & Cane
22 Nov, 2019
Cattle & Cane performing 'Neighbourhood' at Sofar Middlesbrough on September 5, 2019.
16 Oct, 2019
Cattle & Cane announce details of their 'Navigator' tour of the UK in October / November.
16 Oct, 2019
Cattle & Cane's new single 'I Wish I Knew Jesus (Like You Do)' is BBC Music Introducing's 'Record of the Week' on BBC Tees.
19 Jul, 2019
Both The Bootleg Beatles & Cattle & Cane will be the special guests of Madness at The Sands Centre, Carlisle on 21st July.
03 Jun, 2019
Cattle & Cane will take their 'Navigator’ tour around the UK in October / November.
20 May, 2019
Cattle & Cane have announced their summer festival dates for this year.
31 Jan, 2019
The Hardwick Live Festival takes place on the 17th - 18th August, and features Primary Talent International artists:
...A Certain Ratio
...Cattle & Cane
26 Nov, 2018
Cattle & Cane performed 'Love On Your Hands' live at Middlesborough Town Hall, with the Northern Orchestra on Friday 8th June, 2018.
See them on tour in the UK from 14th December, full details on their artist page.
18 Oct, 2018
Cattle & Cane announce details of their UK Christmas Tour.