Mountain King Music is proud to announce Cat Canteri’s third record Inner North will be released on Friday 18th May 2018 through MGM Distribution. National tour dates have been announced to coincide with the album release.
Inner North has its roots firmly planted in the neighbourhood that Cat calls home – the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne. Famed for its immigrant culture, cafés and thriving music scene, her family ties to this area go back to before 1900.
Cat feels a deep sense of connection to the people, places, spaces she grew up in, and the songs on Inner North play out as if the listener is riding a tram down High Street, contemplating stories untold within each building. From stop to stop they can feel the rocky ride of musical relationships between the disparate songs (Out Of My League, How Crazy I’ve Been, Take Me Away, Make Up Your Mind); a young skateboarder seeks out a missing friend beneath the shadows of the high-rise commission flats on Brunswick St (Fitzroy Bowl); futile parental warnings are given to children as they play on the street (Pentridge Wasteland); and searching further back in time, the paddocks of Preston in the 1850s where the struggles of domestic abuse in a young family become insurmountable (Bridget Agnew).
Backed by long time musical collaborators Justin Bernasconi (guitar), Ben Franz (bass) and Justin Olsson (drums), Canteri and producer Jeff Lang turn her songs into miniature but epic soundscapes supporting her smoky alto voice and vivid storytelling. Her accomplished guitar playing references the slide playing of Bonnie Raitt and the robust rhythm of Keith Richards.
Inner North was recorded and mixed by Jeff Lang and mastered by Adam Dempsey, and is available online and in all good music stores.
Inner North Tour Dates
Friday 18 May – Basement Discs In-Store Performance, Melbourne VIC
Sat 19 May – Old Church On The Hill, Bendigo VIC
Fri 1 June – Selby Folk Club, Selby VIC
Sat 2 June – Baby Black Espresso, Bacchus Marsh VIC
Sun 3 June – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC
Fri 15 June – Saint Monday, Yackandandah VIC
Wed 4 July – Rambin’ Nights, Leadbelly, Newtown NSW
Thu 5 July – Rambin’ Nights, Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
Fri 6 July – Pacific Hotel, Yamba NSW
Sat 7 July – Wauchope Arts, Wauchope NSW
Sun 8 July – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
Tue 10 July – Brisbane Unplugged Gigs, New Farm QLD
Wed 11 July – 5 Church St, Bellingen NSW
Thu 12 July – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
Fri 13 July – Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne NSW
Sat 14 July – Stag and Hunter, Newcastle NSW
Sun 15 July – Shady Pines, Darlinghurst NSW
Sat 11 August – Blues Tram, Bendigo VIC
Tickets at www.catcanteri.com/tour