Catherine AD – Reprise.


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 début 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.

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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)

9th June, HowtheLightGetsIn, HAY-ON-WYE –
15th June, National Portrait Gallery, LONDON –
13th – 15th July, Latitude Festival, SOUTHWOLD –

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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