- 23 Mar 10
She’s best known as Damien Rice’s cello player. Now Vyvienne Long is staking her claim as a solo star. She talks about caterpillars, success with Damo and baring her soul in public.
First things first: Vyvienne Long’s debut album Caterpillar Sarabande is an accomplished and sure-footed collection of chamber pop songs, and a serious statement of intent from an artist hitherto best known for her role as cellist in Damien Rice’s and Lisa Hannigan’s live and studio ensembles. The album’s title, in case you were wondering, pertains to the slo-mo dance performed by a Spanish species of caterpillar.