Cate Le Bon
Wales-born, LA-based artist Cate Le Bon has built a career on her haunting voice, kaleidoscopic songwriting style and high-profile collaborations with the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Neon Neon and Super Furry Animals.
Her four solo albums and lauded live performances feature lyrics in both English and Welsh with a distinctive sound that draws liberally from folk, indie rock and psychedelia.
This year saw the second release of her weirdo-automatic-folk-ballad-krautrock side project, Drinks, with long-time partner in rhyme Tim Presley (White Fence) to much critical acclaim. Cate is currently working on her fifth studio album with Bradford Cox (Deerhunter) and recently found a perfect new home for her compositions with American visionaries Mexican Summer (Ariel Pink, Jessica Pratt, Connan Mockasin).
It’s beginning to feel like the Welsh writer’s creative threads are truly coming together. No other musician sounds like this and no one puts heart into concrete like Cate Le Bon.