September 29, 2023
English sibling indie folk duo Cattle & Cane are thrilled to release their new single “Icarus” that is out now.
Songwriter and vocalist Joe Hammill explains “Icarus is about those moments we get carried away. Those early stages of something exciting where our instincts are to go too quickly. The excitement that overcomes our sensible heads warning to relax a bit and not run away with ourselves. But also that it’s better to be that way than a cynic. It’s better to be hopeful and naive than a cynic. It’s that idea of all in. Without compromise, no matter the cost. I’ll deal with it later kinda attitude.”
It was written over Zoom with Nashville based songwriter Rebakh Powell, recorded at the band’s home studio in Thornaby, UK, produced by Luke Elgie in Newcastle and then mixed by Mike Butler (Ray LaMontagne, The Shins, Fanfarlo, Norah Jones, Phoebe Bridgers etc) in San Diego, CA.
“Icarus” is off their new album Golden to be released on November 17th. The singles “Rough Mercy” and “IOU” is also featured on the album and out now as well.
Having previously self-released three albums, as well as a mini album of covers, Joe and his sister Helen have cultivated a successful cottage industry with a passionate core fanbase in their native UK. Their new album ‘Golden’, released on 17th November 2023, sees the Hammills display a confidence and maturity that brings their soaring sibling harmonies and timeless songwriting to the fore.
Tours with the likes of The Head & The Heart and Half Moon Run, as well as support slots with Brian Wilson, Tom Odell and Lewis Capaldi, have helped Cattle & Cane establish a reputation as a truly magical live act – which anybody who caught their sets at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg or BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park in London can attest to.
With editorial support on playlists such as Very Nearly Nashville, Folk Pop, Feelgood Pop, Your Coffee Break, Fresh Folk, Laidback Acoustic, Feelgood Indie and New Music Fridays in multiple countries, Cattle & Cane have accumulated almost 30m Spotify streams. Over on radio, they’ve picked up praise from legendary tastemakers including Elton John, Dermot O’Leary and Steve Lamacq.
Their new album was initially slated for 2022, but Helen and Joe stepped away from music last year to focus on life away from music – without going into details, it’s fair to say that life can be tough at times. With that in mind, it’s perhaps befitting that hope is a theme that reoccurs throughout the new record, and that the importance of family is also integral to the album – which is reflected in the artwork for the campaign being built around childhood photos of Joe and Helen.