Cat Power debuts new song live – watch

Singer performs untitled track live in Istanbul

Cat Power has debuted a new track live on stage.

Stereogum reports that the singer – real name Chan Marshall – performed the untitled song at a recent gig in Istanbul’s Babylon venue. Click below to watch footage.


Marshall has put out very little new material since her most recent LP ‘Sun’ was released in 2012. Speaking to The Guardian earlier this year, the 42-year-old revealed that she has been hospitalised the day after the record came out with a stress-induced and potentially fatal swelling in the body.

“The day after ‘Sun’ came out I was in hospital with angioedema,” said Marshall. “They told me they were going to put me in a coma to save my lungs. My friend came to visit and told me I’d made the Billboard Top 10 and all I could think was, ‘I don’t want to die.'”

In the same interview, Marshall told of how Patti Smith gave her “life-saving” advice. “She told me: ‘It’s your responsibility as an artist to stand up if you believe in something.’ I was overwhelmed by that. At the time I was just trying to keep myself alive and stop myself jumping out of windows,” she said.


Terry Gilliam: “We’re doomed – what is going on with the world?”

The brain behind some of cinema's craziest epics talks climate change, Adolf Hitler, Brexit Britain – and getting his big break with Terry Jones

Courteeners’ Liam Fray: “The band is my life. When it’s not going great, my life’s not going great”

Fray on the road through darkness that led to new album 'More. Again. Forever.'

Savages’s Jehnny Beth tells us how David Bowie and ‘Peaky Blinders’ shaped her wild solo album

"In my core I felt that there was something that I hadn’t done yet – and that was this record"