WED 30 JUL 2014
Andrew W.K.
Classic Grand, Glasgow7.00pm£15.00
THU 31 JUL 2014
Nothing But Thieves
Broadcast, Glasgow8.00pm£6.00
TUE 5 AUG 2014
Lower
Broadcast, Glasgow8.00pm£6.00
MON 11 AUG 2014
The Garden
Broadcast, Glasgow8.00pm£6.00
TUE 12 AUG 2014
Mick Turner
Broadcast8.00pm£10.00
Speedy Ortiz
plus Happyness
Electric Circus , EdinburghDoors 7pm£9.00
WED 13 AUG 2014
The Julie Ruin
CCA, Glasgow7.00pmCANCELLED
THU 14 AUG 2014
Earth
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£14.00
SAT 16 AUG 2014
Mark Eitzel
BroacastDoors 7.00pm£14.00
THU 21 AUG 2014
Protomartyr
Broadcast, Glasgow8.00pmCANCELLED
TUE 26 AUG 2014
St. Vincent *rescheduled from 16 May
O2 ABC, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£16.50
SAT 30 AUG 2014
Ringo Deathstar
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£7.00
SUN 31 AUG 2014
Pink Mountaintops
Broadcast, Glasgow8.00pm£8.00
MON 1 SEP 2014
Perfume Genius
CCA, Glasgow7.00pm£12.00
TUE 2 SEP 2014
The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger
Broadcast, Glasgow8.00pm£10.00
THU 4 SEP 2014
Marissa Nadler
Broadcast, Glasgow8.00pm£7.50
Moon Duo
The Caves, EdinburghDoors 7pm £11.00
FRI 5 SEP 2014
Gruff Rhys
O2 ABC 1, Glasgow7.00 p.m£16.00
THU 11 SEP 2014
Coasts
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£8.00
SAT 13 SEP 2014
Honeyblood
CCA, Glasgow7.00pm£7.00
TUE 16 SEP 2014
The Fat White Family
The Art School, Glasgow7.00pm£8.50
Cate Le Bon
Electric Circus , EdinburghDoors 7pm£12.50
SUN 21 SEP 2014
Syd Arthur
Broadcast, Glasgow8.00pm£7.00
TUE 23 SEP 2014
Lust For Youth
Broadcast, Glasgow8.00pm£5.00
WED 24 SEP 2014
Quilt & Ryley Walker
Broadcast, Glasgow8.00pm£7.00
THU 25 SEP 2014
Woods
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£7.50
Ryan Adams *on sale Fri 1 Aug @ 10.00am*
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£28.50
FRI 26 SEP 2014
White Hills
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£8.00
SAT 27 SEP 2014
The Besnard Lakes
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£12.00
SUN 28 SEP 2014
Goat
The Lay Llamas
SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow7.00pm£15.00
MON 29 SEP 2014
Allah-Las
Broadcast, Glasgow8.00pm£9.00

Search Gigs






Show results in:

Choose Date


Cate Le Bon


TUESDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2014

Doors 7pm

Over 18 Only

Cate Le Bon hails from Carmarthenshire, rural West Wales and is currently a resident of Highland Park, Los Angeles, having relocated across the pacific, coinciding with the recording of her new album.

Towards the end of 2012, having completed extensive touring for her previous album, Cyrk, Cate returned to Wales to write the songs that would become Mug Museum. The album was informed by a period of taking stock after bereavement. ‘Following the death of my maternal Grandmother I felt a very palpable shift in the roles that we’d all become accustomed to within the female line of the family which, for the first time, had me mulling over the importance of my placement and purpose within this female chain’ says Le Bon. ‘The album’s theme emerged from and circulates around these maternal familial relationships and this period of calm, lengthy, intent consideration in turn drew other relationships into the Mug Museum.’

With Le Bon now relocated to California Mug Museum was recorded at the recently opened Seahorse Sound studios, Los Angeles. Produced by Noah Georgeson (who is perhaps best known for his work with Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart) and Josiah Steinbrick. Mug Museum is an album that lets in the sunlight and space and relocates the West Wales lilt in Le Bon’s voice to an equally apposite West Coast setting. In the studio Le Bon assembled a band of friends from both continents.
Accompanying Le Bon on the recording are the multi instrumentalists Sweet Baboo, H. Hawkline and Nick Murray from White Fence. ‘I flew H. Hawkline and Sweet Baboo over from Wales who I've had the pleasure of playing alongside for years’ she says ‘I saw White Fence play at the Troubadour last year and was mesmerised by the whole show but especially by Nick Murray’s drumming and asked him to play on the album immediately after the gig.’

As well as describing the personnel involved in Mug Museum, ‘Welsh – Californian’ is a phrase that captures the album’s sound: woozily melodic, dreamily confident and wrapped in a hazy psychedelic gauze. This is a record made with the type of clarity that follows a change in perspective and situation. There is a directness and openness across the ten tracks on Mug Museum that suggest everyone involved had discovered the same lightness of touch and sense of purpose.

‘I wrote the majority of the record in the home country but a few songs were finished out here in the run up to recording’ says Le Bon ‘I'm sure Los Angeles has bled into the recordings somehow but exactly how I do not know. There was a calm brutality to making decisions - It all happened very quickly and directly, as it should.’

Throughout Mug Museum Le Bon’s voice changes register to great dramatic and emotional effect; on ‘Duke’ and ‘Cuckoo Through The Walls’ these shifts occur during the course of the same song. Perhaps her voice is at its most startling on ‘I Wish I Knew’, a duet with Perfume Genius, one of the album’s most atmospheric tracks and one on which two distinctive personalities and voices combine to produce a performance of rare alchemy. ‘Last April I toured with Perfume Genius’ says Le Bon ‘I watched him play every single night and not once did my attention waive. I was over the moon when he agreed to come and sing on the album.’

From the bewitching circular riff of the album’s opener ‘I Can’t Help You’ to the closing title track that sees Le Bon accompanied by piano and the occasional burst of double-tacked clarinet, Mug Museum’s reflective song writing weaves around a richly detailed framework. Like all museums it is a contemplative space, a personal world that is open to everyone. ‘A place of weighted hauntings and considered reconciliation, where you resolve and tailor your purpose and significance within your relationships’ is how Le Bon describes it. As these ten songs attest, Mug Museum is also a unique and dreamlike edifice and one that has been created by an artist at the height of their powers.

Buy Tickets


Please enter the number of tickets you wish to book.

General Admission

£12.50 + £2.00 booking fee
Delivery options available for these tickets:
Edinburgh store collection - £1.00
Recorded Delivery - £2.60



Electric Circus

36 Market Street
Edinburgh
Midlothian
United Kingdom
EH1 1DF

Venue Details

© 2014 Tickets Scotland Ltd Terms and Conditions Privacy and Data Protection