Cattle & Cane’s Joseph Hammill has spent much of his life kicking against convention, so it is little surprise that he refuses to build an alternative history for how his band, Cattle & Cane, took five years from feted performances in their Middlesbrough hometown and 2010’s T In The Park via support from the BBC Introducing team to produce their debut album, Home.
Beyond their disregard for the conventional approach to making a band work, there is an even stronger bond at the heart of Cattle & Cane: that of family. Joe, his sister Helen and brothers Fran and Vin make up 4/5ths of the band, with family friend Tom Chapman being the odd one out. Little wonder that the debut should end up being titled Home then, Joe drawing on that family upbringing, childhood and the transition to adulthood to frame an album of twelve songs.
It may have been five years in the making, but the evidence of Home suggests every single day was worth it.
Cattle & Cane release their debut album, Home on September 14th 2015 via Quiet Crown Recordings.
“Surely one of the bands to watch out for in 2015” – Sunday Brunch, Channel 4
“We found ourselves humming incessantly to the gloriously addictive ‘Sold My Soul’ – infectious!” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
CATTLE & CANE PLAY THE RAINBOW BIRMINGHAM ON THURSDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2015. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
Watch the video for ‘Come Home’ below:
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