Fri 21 - Sun 23 July

The Folk Forest. Saturday — 19:15

Cate Le Bon

“Her thrilling, tightly wound post-punk guitar is glazed by her Nicoish impressionistic vocals… Long may Le Bon continue to weird up the rulebook.” The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

“Since rising to attention with 2009's Me Oh My, Cate Le Bon has turned out four albums of otherworldly guitar pop, of which Crab Day is surely the best yet.” Uncut – 8/10

“Crab Day pivots le Bon well away from the sound of the 60s – hitherto her broad frame of reference – towards exciting new territory, riffing on late 70s post-punk and beyond.” Loud & Quiet – 8/10

“Le Bon is weird, but weirdly brilliant. If you like the idea of Nico backed by Wire, Syd Barrett and Television playing XTC songs, Crab Day is for you.” Sunday Times

“A record chock full of hooks, lyrical images and melodies that stick. She seems gifted with a singular vision which, perhaps mystifying to the uninitiated, remains clear throughout.” Record Collector – 4 Stars ****

“Defiantly idiosyncratic… Crab Day is a more manic and unusual creature than its predecessor. Songs such as Find Me and Yellow Blinds have a charming home-made feel to their lopsided gearshifts, jerky movements and quirky surrealism… Post-punk as reimagined by Bagpuss creator Oliver Postgate.” Q

“Now a cherished indie institution, her fourth album has the usual abundance of ideas… a wonderfully disordered junkshop of a record and a pleasure to explore.” The Observer

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