She first gained public attention when she supported Gruff Rhys (of the Super Furry Animals) on his 2007 solo UK tour,. She has since played Glastonbury, Latitude and the Green Man Festival. She appeared as a guest vocalist on Neon Neon’s 2008 single ‘I Lust U’ (from their album Stainless Style). Her first official release came in the form of a Welsh EP, Edrych Yn Llygaid Ceffyl Benthyg which was released on Peski records. She recently released the double A-side debut single No One Can Drag Me Down/Disappear (described by Gruff Rhys as “Bobbie Gentry and Nico fight over a Casio keyboard; melody wins!”), taken from her forthcoming album Pet Deaths. Le Bon worked alongside Gorky's Zygotic Mynci’s Megan Childs, who contributed violin, and Super Furry Animals and The Thrills collaborator John Thomas, who added pedal steel.
Le Bon is most singled out by critics for her dark lyrical content, and her "haunting voice." Le Bon claims that "Early experiences with a string of pet deaths had a profound lasting effect on me," and inform her her self-admitted "abnormal fixation with death."
Me Oh My. It's Cate le Bon; the Cardiff Singer/ songwriter Chats to Matt Thomas about Daytime TV, Getting a Little Help from Her Friends and Heading to America
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