CATTLE & CANE

SET FOR STRIPPED-BACK ACOUSTIC TOUR

Led by siblings Joe and Helen Hammill, Cattle & Cane are heading out across the UK for an acoustic tour this September. Joe and Helen will be joined by their brother Fran on piano and guitarist Thom Fripp for the stripped-back dates, which include four shows with Jake Isaac as well as, amongst others, intimate gigs in a launderette, a library and a deli:

Cattle & Cane Tour Dates & Tickets

CATTLE & CANE

RELEASE NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE FOR 'FOOL FOR YOU' FROM NEW ALBUM

'MIRRORS' 

SPRING HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 2017

Ahead of the release of their sophomore album ‘Mirrors’ on Friday 28th April 2017, Cattle & Cane reveal their brand new single ‘Fool For You’. The infectious fan-favourite is filled with memorable hooks and the kind of soaring harmonies that have become synonymous with siblings Joe and Helen Hammill. With the anthemic “oh oh oh” refrain seemingly ready made for summer festivals, ‘Fool For You’ tips its hat to classic acts such as ELO, The Beatles and Supertramp, whilst maintaining a sound that has its heart and soul firmly in the present.

CATTLE & CANE

ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW ALBUM

OUT APRIL 28th 2017

+ SPRING HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 2017

Led by siblings Joe and Helen Hammill, Cattle & Cane’s sophomore album 'Mirrors' is all set for release on Friday 28th April. Produced by Luuk Cox at ICP Studios in Brussels and Temple Studios in Malta, and mastered by Frank Arkwright (Arcade Fire, Coldplay, New Order) at Abbey Road Studios in London, ‘Mirrors’ features ten tracks that effortlessly showcase Cattle & Cane’s ability to shift even the hardest of hearts with their perfect, soaring harmonies.
 

“Recording at ICP Studios was such an amazing experience. It was pretty special to be in a studio that has seen the likes of The Cure, Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Paolo Nutini and Pharrell Williams! Brussels was such a cool place to be and there was always something going on,” said Helen. 

 

She continued, “We mixed some of the album in Malta and that was incredible too. It was our first time over there and the studio was situated right on the beach. One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. It brought so much inspiration being somewhere like that!” 

Very much a family affair, Joe and Helen are joined by their brothers Fran (keyboards & backing vocals) and Vin Hammill (bass), along with close friend Tom Chapman on drums. 

 

“You can say things in an unfiltered way to your siblings which you never could with non-siblings. It's a good thing because there's no skirting around an issue - you just tackle it straight on. None of us get too upset and said Joe. “Being siblings in a band has its pros and cons, but there’s definitely more pros. We're best friends most of the time…” added Helen.generally we are nice to each other!“

 

Joe, Helen, Fran and Vin grew up together listening to a lot of different music at home and that upbringing has undoubtedly helped shape the band’s sound. “I remember listening to lots of 70s stuff like Gerry Rafferty, 10CC, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and still love all that stuff now. I absolutely loved - and still do - Sinatra. The songwriters, arrangements and his voice are just incredible and still stand out today,” said Joe.

 

“My explained Helen. 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. Musically, I've always been a big Fleetwood Mac and Beatles fan,”

 

Although the 60s and 70s influences add a sepia-tinted, timeless quality to Cattle & Cane’s music, thanks to the vision of producer Luuk Cox, ‘Mirrors’ showcases a far more contemporary sound than its processor ‘Home’. “I love Luuk’s approach to music and really feel his production and ideas have brought out the best in our sound. He comes from a very different background to us, so that excited me in terms of how our songs could develop under his stewardship,” said Joe.

 

One thing that’s instantly noticeable about ‘Mirrors’ in comparison to ‘Home’ is that Helen sings a lot more on this record. “The types of songs we were writing were really suited to her voice. I think having different lead singers is always an interesting thing to listen to. As a writer, I really like writing songs for other people to sing - it removes a certain pressure/self-consciousness that comes with singing the songs you write,” says Joe, who has also recently written singles with Lucy Spraggan and Belgian chart-topper Alice On The Roof.

 

The relentlessly hard-working band will be back on the road this spring for a headline UK tour: Ticket link below

 

Cattle & Cane Tour Dates & Tickets

CATTLE & CANE

BROTHER-SISTER DUO UNVEIL NEW SINGLE 'MAKE YOUR VISION' SPRING TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 2017

 

Led by siblings Joe and Helen Hammill, Cattle & Cane’s brand new single ‘Make Your Vision’ is the second track to be taken from the band’s sophomore album Mirrors, which is all set for release on Friday 28th April. A full UK headline tour follows in May.

 

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, ‘Make Your Vision’ pictures sun-drenched scenes with the song’s array of luscious synth swells, catchy percussion and driving bass. Incorporating a sound that borders around legendary acts such as Fleetwood Mac and more modern emergents like Laurel and Joseph, ‘Make Your Vision’ radiates around Helen’s soaring vocals.


2016 saw the band perform 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 festivals including Cornbury, DeerShed and Bingley Music Live. They also toured abroad for the first time with gigs in Germany, Malta and Belgium, while a sold-out 1,000 capacity hometown Christmas show at The Middlesbrough Empire ensured a triumphant finale to the year.


Wasting no time in making their mark in 2017, Cattle & Cane are embarking on their own headline tour in May:


15th April Stockton – Stockton Calling (headlining Georgian Theatre stage)

2nd May Liverpool – Buyers Club

3rd May Glasgow – King Tuts

4th May Gateshead – Sage 2

5th May Birmingham – The Flapper

6th May Leeds – The Wardrobe

7th May Masham – Town Hall

9th May Manchester – Gullivers

10th May Nottingham – Bodega

11th May London – Camden Assembly

12th May Bristol – Louisiana

13th May Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach

 

With extensive radio support from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music and Amazing Radio, Cattle & Cane have 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. Since being released back in December, recent single ’7 Hours’ has already clocked up over 250,000 streams and numerous radio plays from the likes of Dermot O’Leary and Janice Long. With two more new singles coming before the release of the album, 2017 looks set to see Cattle & Cane’s ubiquity in their native Teesside continue to spread far and wide.

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