Cattle & Cane
Led by siblings Helen and Joe Hammill, Teesside's Cattle & Cane are capable of shifting even the hardest of hearts with their perfect soaring harmonies. After spending 2017 sharing stages with the likes of Tom Odell, Brian Wilson and The Head & The Heart, not to mention performing countless sold-out headline dates across the UK, Cattle & Cane have been making quite a name for themselves with their magical live shows.
"Growing up, I remember listening to lots of 70s stuff like Gerry Rafferty, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell and still love all that stuff now - they make the perfect road-trip soundtrack for the van when we're on tour" explains Joe.
"My favourite era is the 60s - I love Bridget Bardot, Pattie Boyd, Jane Birkin, the Supremes and anyone that wore their hair big and skirts short! They look so glamourous, yet effortless" adds Helen.
Although the 60s and 70s influences help add a sepia tinted, timeless quality to Cattle & Cane's music, sophomore album 'Mirrors' (May 2017) certainly has its heart and soul firmly in the present.
Produced by Luuk Cox at ICP Studios in Brussels and mastered by Frank Arkwright (Arcade Fire, Coldplay, New Order) at Abbey Road Studios in London, 'Mirrors' helped the band pick up nominations in three categories at the 2018 Unsigned Music Awards at The Great Escape. The album also hit the top 20 of the Official UK Independent Album Chart thanks, in part, to a successful Pledge Music campaign which reached an impressive 280% of its original target.
Elton John declared his love for 'Mirrors' opener 'Love On Your Hands'
on Beats 1 and '7 Hours' picked up numerous radio-plays from long time
fan Dermot O'Leary, who previously showcased the band on his 'Saturday
Sessions' compilation following a live session on BBC Radio 2.
Additional airplay came from the likes of Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio, Gary Crowley on BBC London and John Kennedy on Radio X, to name but a few.
Over on Spotify, '7 Hours' passed the 1 million streams milestone in less than 6 months and 'Love On Your Hands' featured on the prestigious New Music Friday UK playlist. Meanwhile, 'Fool For You' earned the band a live session on Vintage TV and was added to the BT TV music playlist, as well as featuring on 'Sunday Brunch', 'Made In Chelsea' and 'The Only Way Is Essex'.
With extensive support from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music and Amazing Radio, Cattle & Cane have also been heavily championed by the BBC Introducing team and previously performed on their stages at T In The Park and BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park. Furthermore, they were the BBC Introducing Artist Of The Week on the Georgey Tonight show with tracks syndicated across all 40 BBC regional stations.
The band finished 2017 with a run of 11 consecutive sold-out headline shows across the UK and announced their biggest ever headline gig at the 1,400 capacity Middlesbrough Town Hall with the Northern Orchestra in June 2018.
Having appeared at acclaimed tastemaker events such as Reeperbahn
Festival, Live At Leeds and Evolution Emerging, as well as at some of
the UK's finest boutique and inner city festivals including Cornbury,
Deer Shed, Liverpool Sound City, Tramlines, Twisterella, Liverpool Sound
City, Stockton Calling and Bingley Music Live, Cattle & Cane are equally
at home on a festival stage or performing stripped back sets in weird
and wonderful venues like delis, libraries and launderettes.
Catch them on tour throughout 2018.
"God, I love that!" - Elton John (Beats 1)
"That was awesome!" - Dermot O'Leary (BBC Radio 2)
"Gorgeous, soaring, folk-pop anthems for passionate souls" - A Music Blog, Yea?
"Cattle & Cane are waving the flag on folk-pop music in the UK at the moment" - 1883 Magazine
"There's way more of a Fleetwood Mac influence than their earlier stuff and I love it" - The Independent
"They're just going from strength to strength... check out their album 'Mirrors'" - Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music)
"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
Photo by Jodie Camwell
03 Jun, 2019
Cattle & Cane will take their 'Navigation' 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.
28 Aug, 2018
Joe from Cattle & Cane was interviewed by Adrian Chiles on BBC Radio 5 Live on Friday to talk about the band's lyrics featuring on Middlesbrough FC's home shirt's this season.
12 Jul, 2018
Cattle & Cane have announced their forthcoming UK tour, for the Christmas Season 2018.
See their artist page for full details.
27 Jun, 2018
Cattle & Cane will play the Humber Street Sesh in Hull, over the weekend on 3rd / 4th August.
15 May, 2018
Cattle & Cane will play at Nell's Jazz & Blues in London on 14th September 2018.
11 May, 2018
Cattle & Cane will play the Black Deer Festival in Eridge Park, Kent between 22nd-24th June.
|26 May 19||This Is Tomorrow||Newcastle|
|06 Jul 19||Nibley Festival||Cotswolds|
|21 Jul 19||Bitts Park||Carlisle|
|18 Aug 19||Hardwick Live||County Durham|
|24 Aug 19||Cottingham Folk Festival|
|23 Oct 19||Glad Cafe||Glasgow|
|24 Oct 19||The Lemon Tree||Aberdeen|
|25 Oct 19||Hemelvaart Bier Cafe||Ayton|
|26 Oct 19||New Adelphi Club||Hull|
|27 Oct 19||Oporto||Leeds|
|29 Oct 19||Castle Hotel||Manchester|
|30 Oct 19||Hare & Hounds||Birmingham|
|31 Oct 19||Hen & Chicken||Bristol|
|02 Nov 19||Northern Edge||Berwick|
|08 Nov 19||Tyne Theatre & Opera House||Newcastle|
|12 Nov 19||Oslo Hackney||London|