Cattle & Cane ‘Mirrors’ Campaign Highlights

Updated Tuesday 1st May 2018

Listen to Mirrors: fanlink.to/mirrors

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Press and promotional activity accrued during the ‘Mirrors’ (released Friday 5th May 2017) album campaign:

Radio

Beats 1Elton John (x1) “God, I love that!”

BBC Radio 2 – Dermot O’Leary (x2) “That’s lovely stuff…” & Janice Long (x3) “Janice Loves”

BBC Radio 6 MusicTom Robinson (x2) “They’re just going from strength to strength… check out their album Mirrors”

Absolute RadioFrank Skinner (x1)

Radio XJohn Kennedy (x1)

BBC London – Gary Crowley (x2) “How delicious is that?”

BBC Introducing – extensive support from Bob Fischer at BBC Tees and Nick Roberts at BBC Newcastle, plus ‘BBC Introducing Artist Of The Week‘ (x2) on the Georgey Tonight show with syndicated plays across all 40 BBC regional stations

Amazing Radio – session and interview with Frankie Francis + over 30 spot plays across the station

BBC Tees – numerous interviews and sessions + ‘Single Of The Week’ (x4) played on every daytime show

Streaming

Spotify – playlist support including ‘New Music Friday UK’ (415,907 followers), ‘Stimmungsmacher’ (846k followers), ‘Your Coffee Break’ (343,884 followers), ‘Zuhause’ (338,413 followers), ‘Feelgood Pop’ (114,329 followers), ‘Your Office Stereo’ (61286 followers), ‘Café, Libros’ (630k followers) and ‘Fresh Folk’ (146,634 followers)

Deezer – added to the ‘Brand New UK’ playlist.

TV

Sunday Brunch – ‘Fool For You’ video feature and accompanying Spotify playlist

Vintage TVlive session featuring two tracks

BT TV – ‘Fool For You’ on the music playlist

Made In Chelsea – ‘Fool For You’ on show and accompanying Spotify playlist

The Only Way Is Essex – ‘Fool For You’ on show and accompanying Spotify playlist

Sub TV – ‘Fool For You’ playlisted

Soundnet – ‘Fool For You’ playlisted

Press

Music Weekwww.musicweek.com/music-week-presents/read/music-week-presents-cattle-cane/068233

The Independent www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/cattle-cane-reveal-video-for-fool-for-you-premiere-a7657486.html

The Sun – Small feature with photo re: album release (see below)

Metro – ‘Your Weekend Top Ten’ print feature in April with Stockton gig preview & photo (see below) and further ‘Weekend’ print feature in September with Cardiff gig preview & photo (see below)

Clashwww.clashmusic.com/news/premiere-cattle-cane-7-hours

Record Of The Day – compass feature with photo (see below)

Imposewww.imposemagazine.com/photos/cattle-cane-at-the-sage#1

Bitter Sweet Symphonieswww.bittersweetsymphonies.co.uk/2017/05/08/photo-journal-cattle-canes-headlining-glory-at-stockton-calling/

One On Onewww.oneononemusic.co.uk/2017/features/check-exclusive-behind-scenes-photos-cattle-canes-mirrors-album-sessions/

1883 Magazinewww.1883magazine.com/music-features/music-features/cattle–cane-make-your-vision-premeire

Spindle Magazinewww.spindlemagazine.com/2017/04/video-premiere-cattle-cane-love-hands/

The Scottish Sun – interview feature and photo in print (see below)

Big Issue Northwww.bigissuenorth.com/magazine/2017/04/music-qa-cattle-cane/

M-Magazinewww.m-magazine.co.uk/newmusic/30seconds/30-seconds-interview-cattle-cane/

The Upcoming – www.theupcoming.co.uk/2017/10/18/cattle-and-cane-an-interview-with-joseph-hammill-and-helen-hammill/

Digital Tour Buswww.digitaltourbus.com/features/cattle-cane-crazy-tour-stories/

Bido Lito – www.bidolito.co.uk/feature-cattle-and-cane/

Plus comprehensive online coverage from Louder Than War, Wolf In A Suit, Born Music, Destroy Exist, Music News, Queen Beetch, UMA, Ear To The Ground, Too Many BlogsGigsoup, Indietronica, Alexrainbird, Gas Mask MagazineWJ London and many more, as well as far reaching regional coverage too.

 

Awards

Nominated in the ‘Best Produced Album’ category in the Unsigned Music Awards at The Great Escape:

Also longlisted in the ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Folk/Country’ categories:

Live

Hometown – sold-out 1,000 capacity Christmas show at The Middlesbrough Empire:

The Head and The Heart – supported American band THATH on tour in January/February 2017 including Shepherds Bush Empire

Headline UK Tour – 11 well attended headline dates across the UK in May 2017 including a sold-out show at Sage 2 in Gateshead

Print

Tom Odell – supported Tom Odell (reviewed by Louder Than War) in July ’17 at Tynemouth Priory & Castle as part of Mouth of the Tyne Festival:

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Brian Wilson – supported Brian Wilson (reviewed by Louder Than War) in August ’17 at Times Square in Newcastle:

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Festival dates 2017 – headlined Stockton Calling & also performed at Tramlines in Sheffield, Hardwick Live in County Durham, Yorfest in York and Chase Park in Newcastle

Acoustic UK Tour – all six headline dates sold-out and the tour also included four dates with Jake Isaac and a festival alongside The Shires and Badly Drawn Boy:

Acoustic Tour

Christmas Tour 2017 – six sold-out headline shows:

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Tour with Nerina Pallot – acoustic tour in April 2018

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Canadian Music Week 2018 – invited to Toronto for four official showcase gigs at CMW 2018

Biggest ever headline show – at Middlesbrough Town Hall with the Northern Orchestra in June 2018:Cattle & Cane - Town Hall June (1)Review: www.gazettelive.co.uk/whats-on/orchestrated-joy-cattle–cane-14764581

Brand Partnerships

Barbour International – photoshoot, website feature & Facebook live session: http://www.barbour.com/blog/bi-facebook-launch-live-sessions-cattle-cane

Vauxhall – van for May 2017 tour provided through the ‘Vivaro On Tour’ scheme

Merrell key influencers for the clothing brand’s winter campaign

Retail

HMV – ‘Recommended’

HMV

Numbers

2 million+ – Spotify streams for ‘7 Hours’

1 million+ – Spotify streams for ‘Saviour’

500k+ – Spotify streams for ‘Love On Your Hands.

213,700 – monthly listeners on Spotify (for the month of the album release)

280% – PledgeMusic campaign final total

53 – midweek official UK album chart

2 – indie breakers album chart

19 – independent album chart

28 – vinyl album chart

63 – physical album chart

79 – iTunes UK Top 200 All Genres album chart

23 – iTunes UK Top 200 Alternative album chart

1 – Spotify Viral Chart in Austria (for 7 Hours)

39 – Spotify Viral Chart in Germany (for 7 Hours)

 

Album Reviews

“A snapshot of a band on the cusp of something much bigger – 8/10” God Is In The TV

http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2017/04/24/cattle-cane-mirrors-icp-studios/

“At the same time easy to listen to and demanding folk/pop which invites a second hearing, and a third…  8/10” Gig Soup

http://www.gigsoupmusic.com/reviews/album-reviews/cattle-cane-mirrors/

“A genuine contender for album of the year” Teesside Gazette

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/cattle–canes-new-album-12978185

“Those delicious harmonies hit just about every sweet spot going. Bravo.” The Crack (Album Of The Month)

http://www.thecrackmagazine.com/view-editorial/4460

“A congruent album that reflects and refracts its many influences in a satisfying way.” Impose

http://www.imposemagazine.com/reviews/cattle-cane-mirrors

“Another prime cut of folk rock – 8/10” Irish News

http://www.irishnews.com/arts/2017/04/28/news/album-reviews-spectre-of-donald-trump-lurks-on-new-gorillaz-lp-humanz-1007979/

“If you’re looking for a warm and welcoming album for those introspective evenings, then you’re unlikely to find a better example than this in 2017 – 76%” Belwood Music

https://belwoodmusic.com/2017/04/05/album-review-cattle-cane-mirrors/

“Memorable, modern pop music, that manages to be at once accessible and esoteric – 8/10” On Magazine

http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/music/album-reviews/mirrors-cattle-and-cane/

“It is the preciseness of the songs and their sharp unflinching tones that make it a joy – 8.5/10” Liverpool Sound and Vision

http://www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/2017/04/17/cattle-cane-mirrors-album-review/

“Packed with poetic lyrics and finger-picked guitars, their sophomore album will widen their presence – 78%” The Fountain

http://thefountain.eu/music/2017/04/review-cattle-cane-mirrors/

“Some of the sweetest music heard this year – 10/10” Scunthorpe Telegraph

http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/cd-reviews-van-morrison-tinie-tempah-sheryl-crow-while-she-sleeps-mastodon-more/story-30317879-detail/story.html

“A nice, calm listen to accompany any Sunday morning – 4/5” Express & Star

https://www.expressandstar.com/entertainment/music/2017/05/03/cattle–cane-mirrors—album-review/

“There is something for everyone on this album” York Calling

https://yorkcalling.co.uk/2017/05/05/cattle-cane-mirrors/

“One of those albums you could soundtrack your life to” Nerve Magazine

http://www.catalystmedia.org.uk/reviews/cattle-and-cane-mirrors/

Album stream – Clash

http://clashmusic.com/news/album-stream-cattle-cane-mirrors

Momentum

This marketing campaign has been supported by the Momentum Music Fund. Momentum is managed by PRS for Music Foundation, supported using public funding by National Lottery through Arts Council England with support from PPL and in association with Spotify.