After earning widespread critical acclaim for her ‘Down Rounder’ album earlier this year, Canadian indie-folk artist Cat Clyde returns to the UK this month for a tour which includes headline shows, support gigs with Sarah Jarosz and performances at the Greenbelt and The Long Road Festivals. Today she provides a taste of what to expect by sharing a live video of ‘Papa Took My Totems’, which was filmed when she played KOKO as guest to Lissie in February.

Cat will follow the UK shows, listed below, by touring North America with a mix of headline performances, festival sets and shows as support to Margaret Glaspy. Please see HERE for ticket details and a list of all international shows.

17th – Manchester, Band On The Wall (supporting Sarah Jarosz)
18th – Nottingham, Metronome
20th – Glasgow, SWG3 Poetry Club
22nd – London, The Old Church
24th – Cambridge, Junction 2 (supporting Sarah Jarosz)
25th – Kettering, Greenbelt Festival
26th – Leicestershire, The Long Road Festival

‘Down Rounder’ is a set that spans slow-burning Americana to ragged indie-rock, all united by Cat Clyde’s expressive, malleable vocal. As she wrote the record, she discovered that her songs expressed a longing to find a place that felt like home and where she could be part of something greater than herself. Those poetic lyrics are infused with a spirituality and a respect for the natural world around us. The album was recorded in just six days of sessions at Sound City Studios in Los Angeleswith producer Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney).

Based in rural Ontario, Cat Clyde excels at drawing upon old school influences (Patsy Cline, Lead Belly, Karen Dalton, Bobbie Gentry) to craft essential new songs rooted in the present day. ‘Down Rounder’ is her third solo studio album after her debut ‘Ivory Castanets’ and the spellbinding ‘Hunters Trance’, but she has also released the ‘Good Bones’ acoustic set and ‘Blue Blue Blue’, a collab with Jeremie Albino. She has accumulated millions of streams along the way, including 20 million for her early fan favourite ‘Mama Said’.

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