Produced by Pete Hammerton (The Shires, Wandering Hearts, Tom Gregory), sibling duo Joe and Helen Hammill display a confidence and maturity that sees their soaring harmonies and timeless song-writing come to the fore.
“For the first time ever, we took a step back last year and actually thought about how Cattle & Cane should sound and where we want to take it” says Joe.
“Being in a band isn’t always easy and sometimes it can take some time to find your way, but this is undoubtedly the most excited we’ve ever been about sharing new music” he adds.
“We’ve always been ambitious,” explains Helen, “but I think locking ourselves away with Pete [Hammerton] for the last few months has enabled us to create some songs that really justify our ambition” she adds.
“Lyrically, this album is definitely our most introspective and heart on sleeve” suggests Joe. “It was only once we’d finished recording all of the songs that we realised quite how many of them are about break-ups and failed relationships!” he adds.
Having spent the past couple of years playing alongside with the likes of Tom Odell, Brian Wilson, The Head & The Heart and Nerina Pallot, Cattle & Cane have every right to be ambitious.
Sold-out signs are commonplace at their own headline gigs, including huge statement dates in their native North East at Sage Gateshead and Middlesbrough Town Hall, where a crowd of over 1,200 witnessed a magical performance alongside the Northern Orchestra last June.
Helen and Joe have also appeared at acclaimed international tastemaker events Canadian Music Week and Reeperbahn Festival, as well as some of the UK’s finest boutique and inner-city showcases like Tramlines, Live At Leeds, Liverpool Sound City, Black Deer, Cornbury and Deer Shed.
They’re spending the summer sharing stages with the likes of Stereophonics, Lewis Capaldi and Madness, before heading out across the UK in the autumn for a headline tour.
3. Lonely Room
4. Real Love
5. You Are Golden
6. Waiting To Become
7. Leave The Light On
8. I Am Yours
9. Loving The Hurt Away
10. I Wish I knew Jesus (Like You Do)
11. Hello Love
12. Lion Or The Lamb