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Cate Le Bon

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  • Born: Penboyr, West Wales
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: catelebon.com
  • Recent Activity: 09.27.16 RT @thetuningforkNZ: Listen out on @radionz National today at 1.15pm to hear @CateLeBon on the Jesse Mulligan show. https://t.co/HpZGr11reT
  • Cate Le Bon

  • Cate Le Bon

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Cardiff, Wales native Cate Le Bon matched her slightly spooky, fragile voice with dark lyrics -- she confessed to being death-fixated -- and a sparse, spindly guitar sound. In 2007, she opened for Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys, with whom she occasionally collaborated, during a tour of the U.K. That same year, she self-released her first single, "No One Can Drag Me Down"/"Disappear," and recorded an album, Pet Deaths, which was shelved. Edrych yn Llygaid Ceffyl Benthyg, a Welsh-language EP, was issued on Peski in 2008, the same year she contributed vocals to "I Lust U," a song from Rhys and Bryan Hollon's Neon Neon album Stainless Style. Me Oh My, Le Bon's first album to actually be released, came out on Rhys' Irony Bored label in 2009 and was hotly tipped by Uncut magazine. Her sophomore release, Cyrk, which paired the spooky, folk-tinged timbre of Nico with the experimental, Nuggets-meets-Krautrock attack of Os Mutantes and Faust, arrived in early 2012, followed by the like-minded Mug Museum in 2013.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
12.21.16 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, Yorkshire UK

eMusic Features

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Activity

  • 09.27.16 RT @thetuningforkNZ: Listen out on @radionz National today at 1.15pm to hear @CateLeBon on the Jesse Mulligan show. https://t.co/HpZGr11reT
  • 09.23.16 RT @spillersrecords: We have all 12 @welshmusicprize short listed albums on sale here! (@Datblygu @simonloverules +others tagged in pic!) h…
  • 09.21.16 RT @mcrwire: BOOK NOW: @CateLeBon returns to Mcr in Dec with 2 dates @DeafInstitute. https://t.co/UnMnRgldLG https://t.co/wjSdMA7rsk
  • 09.19.16 RT @dublab: Sportsmen w/ Josiah Steinbrick (@Jo_Steinbrick) & guests @CateLeBon and Toko Yasuda live now on https://t.co/xrkvuXibH3 12pm to…
  • 09.19.16 Chware tiwns yn fyw ar @dublab gyda Josiah Steinbrick a Toko Yasuda // Currently playing tunes… https://t.co/jSkQ5n4iIY
  • 09.16.16 RT @brownnoiseunit: Tim Presley's The Wink is on sale today. We've had on high rotation, have a listen and read: https://t.co/VFCrvG8NoO ht…
  • 09.15.16 RT @laurasnapes: Reviewed Tim Presley's very good solo record https://t.co/T0Ox7Tl3FG
  • 09.15.16 RT @turnstilemusic: Happy to say Alex Dingley joins @CateLeBon @MarthaFfion @seiliog @KaylaPainter & @gwennosaunders (DJ) at @SwnIsSound ht…
  • 09.15.16 RT @LoudinLibraries: Kendal Library now has TWO nominees for https://t.co/Ld862WYELW MEILYR JONES 22/10 AND CATE LE BON 20/12 #music #libra…
  • 09.15.16 RT @Nath_Brudenell: Christmas with CATE LE BON at the Brudenell. A special xmas show - Wed 21st December. Tickets… https://t.co/Y4rSHjK4Sq
  • 09.14.16 RT @NeuaddOgwen: Hia Cate! @CateLeBon Edrych ymlaen am 11.12.16. Tocyn https://t.co/xQZpTYwjZI @turnstilemusic @Ciwdod @FromMargins https:/…
  • 09.14.16 RT @JDParallelLines: New show: @CateLeBon is playing @Islington_AH on the 14th December and we can't wait! Tix: https://t.co/MtH4BW0QXq htt…