Hot Press headed to vicar street for Cat Power's spell-binding performance
Chan Marshall’s reputation for eccentricity is hardly...
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American soul singer Cat Power has won the Shortlist Music Prize for her latest album The Greatest.Read More
Cat Power journeys to Dublin on May 10 for a show in Tripod.Read More
Ghostly and remorseful, Cat Power seems to sigh rather than sing through the title track of her seventh album. Cautious piano chords and funereal strings reluctantly offer comfort to Power’s whispered hush as she lets the words “Once I wanted to be the greatest” slip from her tongue. Such regret is soulful in an early hours sort of way but, though Cat Power should be praised for pushing her anxiety under the listeners skin, ‘The Greatest’ is an uneasy listen and unlikely to wash away the January blues.Read More
From Blonde Bob to Big Star to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie, the smartest of avant standard-bearers always knew the value of going south. Cat Power (Chan Marshall to the IRS) is the latest: for this record she’s decamped to Memphis’ Ardent studios, an erstwhile Stax second base, and hired a bunch of Al Green alumni in order to salt her fairest airs with old-timers’ licks.Read More
Cat Power, Prince Buster and The Blind Boys of Alabama are among the musical attractions at this year's Belfast festivalRead More
Marshall specialises in layering multiple harmony and counterpoint voices, the overall effect being both fascinating and distinctive, marking her out as the kind of artist who will soon grow beyond a cultish following to something stronger.Read More
Posterity may well record that this, Chan Marshall's fifth album as Cat Power, is the most minimalist pop record ever made.Read More