Cattle and Cane - Mexico
By Henry Carden
Sunday 23 Jun 2019 16:21:00
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Cattle & Cane share their euphoric and sun-drenched new single Mexico, the first track to be taken from their eagerly anticipated upcoming album Navigator ahead of its release on Friday 8th November 2019. Pre-order the album at:

The video was filmed at Darlington College by Teesside film-makers Ryan Geddis and Chris Austen and features the talents of emerging North-East dancer Laura Alise Lydon.

Produced and mixed by Pete Hammerton (Kylie Minogue, The Shires, Wandering Hearts, Tom Gregory), Mexico has already picked up the support of BBC Radio 2 and displays a confidence and maturity that delivers an enticing statement of intent from sibling duo Joe and Helen Hammill.

“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.

Having spent the past couple of years sharing stages with the likes of Tom Odell, Brian Wilson, Stereophonics, The Head & The Heart and Lewis Capaldi, Cattle & Cane have every right to be ambitious.

Sold-out signs are commonplace at their own headline gigs, including huge regional statement dates 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 at 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.

To coincide with their new album, Cattle & Cane are on tour across the UK this autumn and if you can’t wait until then, you can catch them at a number of festivals this summer:

26th May This Is Tomorrow, Newcastle

6th July Nibley Festival, Cotswolds

21st July Bitts Park, Carlisle

2nd August Cambridge Folk Festival 

18th August Hardwick Live, County Durham 

24th August Cottingham Folk Festival

23rd October Glad Café, Glasgow

24th October The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

25th October Hemelvaart Bier Café, Ayton

26th October New Adelphi Club, Hull

27th October Oporto, Leeds

29th October Castle Hotel, Manchester

30th October Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

31st October Hen & Chicken, Bristol

2nd November Northern Edge, Berwick

8th November Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

12th November Oslo, London


With blogs such as Clash, Impose, Bitter Sweet Symphonies, Louder Than War, Wolf In A Suit, Queen Beetch and Gigsoup singing their praises, not to mention Music Week, the Independent, Metro and Record of the Day, Cattle & Cane are on the tip of respected tastemakers tongues.

They’ve received airplay from such luminaries as Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2, Elton John on Beats 1, Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music, Anneka Rice on BBC Radio 2, Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio, Gary Crowley on BBC London, OJ Borg on BBC Radio 2 and John Kennedy on Radio X, as well as the BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio teams.

Cattle & Cane have accumulated millions of Spotify streams, thanks in part to playlists like New Music Friday UK, Your Coffee Break, Fresh Folk, Your Office Stereo and Feelgood Pop.

On TV, their music has featured on shows including Sunday Brunch, Made In Chelsea, The Only Way Is Essex, Avenida Brasil and MTV’s Catfish, as well as on BT TV Music and Vintage TV.

Further support came from Middlesbrough FC, who printed some of the band’s lyrics on the club’s home shirts during the 2018-19 season:


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