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You know what? Everything Cate Le Bon involves herself in is of interest. Le Bon’s previous work has encompassed all manner of sounds and quirks; think pop music with a difference. The far-afield sounds of psychedelia, art pop, indie rock and pop meet with wistful guitar lines, fanciful vocals, intriguing lyrics and melodies which skip and wander. Quirky and beautiful songs, delivered with Le Bon's distinct Welsh Valleys lilt.

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Black vinyl LP on Mexican Summer housed in a reverse board gatefold sleeve.

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Limited Vinyl LP £23.99 MEX2505

Dinked Edition red, black & white splatter vinyl LP on Mexican Summer housed in a reverse board, die-cut, gatefold sleeve. Includes an exclusive signed print. Limited edition of 800 hand-numbered copies.

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Limited Vinyl LP £18.99 MEX2500

Limited edition, indies only red vinyl LP on Mexican Summer housed in a reverse board gatefold sleeve.

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8/10 Clinton 21 May 2019

Cate Le Bon is bloody everywhere. If not doing her solo stuff she's performing with Tim 'Elvis' Presley as Drinks, producing people, guesting on Deerhunter records. Here she is again on her own with another album of considered and drifty pop music which is never in a rush to go anywhere but does so in a rather lovely manner. I've started to notice that the second track on a lot of albums is the most likely as the lead track and here Daylight Matters is the song you'd play if you were giving people a three minute example of what the album was all about. It's chorus of "I Love You I Love You" etc matches a recent song by Mammoth Penguins which does the exact same thing. 

Cate Le Bon has one of those voices that you'd be happy to hear sing the phone book (to anyone under 30: this is a big book with peoples home phone numbers in) and Home To You exemplifies its sweeping style. The track also shows why Le Bon is possibly hitting a glass ceiling with her songwriting  - it's a lovely piece don't get me wrong but the chorus is a cop out and as much a damp squib as that Game of Thrones finale. There's some jerky stuff more like her Drinks stuff (Mother's Mother's Magazines) but she's best at writing these tuneful twisting ballads with a lovely autumnal feel like Here It Comes Again. It's just a lovely tangle of guitars that makes me want to pop something. 

Lovely stuff. Whether this will get through to everyone is another matter but there's lots of enjoyable things here.       

9/10 Richard Customer rating (no review), 7th June 2019
9/10 Andrew Customer rating (no review), 6th June 2019



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