May 26, 2012

Catherine AD 

Reprise: The Covers Collection

Released: June 25th 2012

“Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful… genius in fact!” - ROB DA BANK
“Like an Anglo-Celtic Tori Amos discovering the joys of Michael Nyman…A mini album that’s really worth crying about” - 8/10 - NME
“A phenomenal talent!” - HUW STEPHENS
“A leftfield hit in the making” - DAN CAIRNS, THE SUNDAY TIMES
“This songstress makes my knees go weak and my heart even softer…” - SHEENA BEASTON

Following the release of mini album, Communion (which the NME named one of its twenty best “Cult Albums of 2011”) and ahead of the release of her full-length debut this winter, Catherine AD’s Reprise brings together a selection of her reinterpretations and cover versions. Featuring eleven songs recorded at home on her laptop, the collection includes a 12 vocal-layered interpretation of Sleigh Bells’ ‘Run the Heart’, and the Sunday Times featured ‘one woman choir’ reworking of Hurts’ ‘Better Than Love’.

Catherine recorded and played all but one of the instruments across the 11 tracks, compiling the collection after injuring her hand during sessions for her album, leaving her able to use only her left hand, unable to play the piano for 5 months. After three DIY EPs, which she’s been drip-dropping into the world whilst finishing university, her creative force has already found favour at the Sunday Times, NME, Daily Mirror and Clash Magazine, as well as with some of America’s most influential bloggers. Her songs have already enjoyed airplay with Lauren Laverne (6Music), Rob Da Bank (Radio1) and Steve Lamacq (Radio2) and she has played with the likes of Anna Calvi, Martha Wainwright, and Cold Specks. She will be playing a special show with her string section on June 15th at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and appearing at both the Hay and Latitude festivals this summer.

Reprise will be released on OUTSIDERHOOD on 25th June 2012. It’s now available to pre-order on iTunes and as ribbon-wrapped CD from Catherine A.D.’s Bandcamp.

For more info contact: info@outsiderhood.com 

TRACKLISTING
1. Better Than Love (Hurts)
2. Run The Heart (Sleigh Bells)
3. Paris (Friendly Fires)
4. The Wolves (Act I and II) (Bon Iver)
5. I Have Never Loved Someone (My Brightest Diamond)
6. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
7. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss) (The Crystals)
8. The Book Of Love (Magnetic Fields)
9. Black Eyed Dog (Nick Drake)
10. Wild is the Wind (Nina Simone)
11. Baby Can I Hold You (Tracy Chapman)

LIVE DATES
9th June, HowtheLightGetsIn, HAY-ON-WYE - www.howthelightgetsin.org
15th June, National Portrait Gallery, LONDON - www.npg.org
13th - 15th July, Latitude Festival, SOUTHWOLD - www.latitudefestival.co.uk

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