Flow Festival 2013

Flow Festival 2013

Most festivals these days - apart from those catering for a specific audience - attempt to cover three bases. First, the heritage headliners who've been around for years and whose musical influence you can hear in the second group, the middle-aged...

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Cat Power - 'Sun'

Cat Power - 'Sun'

To say that Cat Power’s ninth album gets off to a bleak start would be a little bit of an exaggeration. Sure, when alt-folk firebrand Chan Marshall utters “ I never knew pain like this/When everything dies ” over the snowballing trip-folk of...

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Cat Power - 'Cherokee'

Cat Power - 'Cherokee'

“Never knew pain like this/Everything die, then die”. Ah. So the bright-eyed disposition of ‘Ruin’ won’t be riding roughshod, then: ‘Cherokee’ is all bittersweet love and loss boosted by choking, chugging piano – and a lovely...

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Cat Power

Cat Power

“Time takes its toll”, she purrs like Vesper Lynd draping over a baby grand. Chan Marshall certainly laps up a challenge like it’s a silky saucer of Motown-milk. The fact she can transform a 1967 soul classic, performed by the likes of...

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Cat Power: Shepherds Bush Empire, London. Sunday, January 27

Cat Power: Shepherds Bush Empire, London....

The legendarily fragile Cat Power, she of the onstage freak-outs and intoxicated, incoherent mid-song ramblings, is no longer with us. The clouds have cleared both over Shepherds Bush and onstage tonight, as a sober Ms Chan amazes all by shimmying...

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Cat Power

Cat Power

‘The Greatest’ anointed Cat Power with the reverence she’s been building during a 10-year career of unrivalled proliferation. However, long before this, she released her first covers record in 2000. Called (yeah!) ‘The Covers Record’, it...

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Cat Power

Cat Power

She may have been recognised by the notorious point-missers on the Brits panel, but don’t let that put you off, Cat Power’s a freakin’ genius. Twice as drunk as Winehouse, twice as beautiful as God and, frankly, a better songwriter than...

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Cat Power/Her Space Holiday : San Francisco Great American Music Hall

Cat Power/Her Space Holiday : San Francisco...

Welcome to the Night Of The Undecipherable Lyric. To be fair to Cat Power's Chan Marshall, she's not feeling well - a spot of "pneumonic infection", she tells us. It renders her trademark whoops, sighs and other wacky vocal inflections into...

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London E1 Spitz Club

London E1 Spitz Club

This isn't so much a gig as holy Mass. The worshippers are crouched at Chan Marshall 's feet, scrutinising her every movement with silent, breathless awe. No-one dares order a drink, applaud, or even twitch, for fear that the slightest...

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Dublin Whelans

Dublin Whelans

After about five songs, Chan Marshall (aka Catpower ) breaks the silence, giggles, and asks "Guess how many chords I know? I know five chords." The audience, somewhat exasperated by Chan 's curious behaviour, duly, nervously join in the...

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