The enigmatic Cate Le Bon is not one to rush things. Cate’s first attempt at a debut record lacked direction in her eyes, and the album was scrapped. At this point in her young career she had already come a long way. She had caught the attention of Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys, and was given the opportunity to open for his band for a string of dates.
Her working relationship with Rhys would continue as she supplied guest vocals for Rhys and producer Boom Bip’s side project Neon Neon and their lead single “I Lust You”
It was on a break from touring that she finally perfected her collection of songs wand was ready to share with the world! Me Oh My was initially released in the UK on Rhys’ label Irony Bored Records, and will see a U.S. release date of May 4th through The Control Group.
The singer also recently found herself featured as a “Band Crush” by Nylon Magazine!
Early Reviews for Me Oh My:
“Her odd, beautiful songs burrow like furtive woodland creatures to a safe nest lodged firmly between tradition and individual talent. Quirky psychedelia, rough guitars and spectral shanties are drawn together by her cool, Welsh Nico vocal… Cate Le Bon is very much her own thing.”
NME – 8/10
“A strikingly different prospect to the recent run of new female singers.”
“Startlingly original… Me Oh My has that can’t-put-your-finger-on-it oddness that makes for great pop music… A singular talent”
MOJO – 4 stars!