Cat Power has announced a one-off UK show for later this year.
The eccentric singer, who released her new album ‘Sun’ earlier this summer, will headline London’s Roundhouse on December 12. It is her first UK show for over four years.
The show is part of a full European run of shows that also includes gigs in Amsterdam, Koln, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Milan, Bologna, Zurich, Paris and Brussels. It takes place throughout December.
‘Sun’ follows the singer-songwriter’s 2008 covers album ‘Jukebox’ and 2006’s ‘The Greatest’. The LP was recorded by Cat Power, real name Chan Marshall, in various locations including a studio she built in Malibu.
Speaking about the record, she told The Stool Pigeon that the four-year break between her last release ‘Jukebox’ was due to the breakdown of her relationship. She said:
I entered a long relationship which I really wanted to be successful. You know that thing we’re all raised to want: a beautiful life with children – that family thing that is tangible?
She added: “I was trying to grow my personal life in a way that I never did before. So now that relationship is over and it’s come full circle… There’s a great loss personally in my life right now, but there’s also a gift in that I’m lucky I finished this album.”