“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?
“There’s way more of a Fleetwood Mac influence than their earlier stuff and I love it” – the Independent
“A crisp new pop belter to raise expectations… All taut energy and lucid colour, it’s an instantly infectious gem” – Clash
“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
“Brings to mind the anthemic autumnal vibe of Bastille while nodding heads to more classic artists like Fleetwood Mac” – Gigsoup
“They’re just going from strength to strength… check out their album Mirrors” – Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music)
“Cattle & Cane are waving the flag on folk-pop music in the UK at the moment” – 1883 Magazine
Led by siblings Joe and Helen Hammill, Cattle & Cane’s sophomore album ‘Mirrors‘ was released on Friday 5th May 2017. 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’ effortlessly showcases Cattle & Cane’s ability to shift even the hardest of hearts with their perfect, soaring harmonies.
Support slots in 2017 with Brian Wilson, Tom Odell and The Head and The Heart helped Cattle & Cane build on their loyal and passionate following – a fan-base that propelled ‘Mirrors’ into the top 20 of the Official UK Independent Album Chart back in May thanks, in part, to a successful PledgeMusic campaign which reached an impressive 280% of its 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 champion 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, Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music, 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 recently announced their biggest ever headline gig at the 1,400 capacity Middlesbrough Town Hall in June 2018.
Cattle & Cane have also 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.
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