Cat Clyde has announced her new album Down Rounder will be released on 17 February, days before performing at Manchester Academy.

The Canadian indie-folk artist will support Lissie on her UK tour including Manchester gig.

Down Rounder is Cat Clyde’s first full solo album since 2019’s Hunters Trance.

The album promises an introspective look at self, connections and the ever changing world.  As Cat Clyde explains, “The album is an exploration and expression of self, patterns in the natural and unnatural world, connecting to nature, the turning wheel of life, shedding old selves, embracing new selves, and the ever changing, expanding and contracting nature of love and life.”

Ten track Down Rounder features the lead single Mystic Light which is out now alongside an official video.  The track takes on existentialism and features chiming bells, percussive guitar and melodic vocals. “It’s a song about wanting to understand my journey and purpose,” she explains.  “I’m exploring feelings of adriftness, asking for the mystery or magic of life to show her face so I can remember what it’s all for.”

In 2020, she released Good Bones, a set of acoustic reimagining from Hunters Trance as well as her 2017 debut Ivory Castanets; last year, Clyde joined up with fellow Canadian country singer-songwriter Jeremie Albino for the stellar collab LP Blue Blue Blue.

When does Cat Clyde support Lissie at Manchester Academy?

Cat Clyde supports Lissie at Manchester Academy on 21 February 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of 11 UK dates Lissie and Cat Clyde will perform:
14 February   –   Southsea, Wedgewood Rooms
15 February   –   Cardiff, Tramshed
16 February   –   Bath, Komedia
18 February   –   Norwich, Arts Centre
20 February   –   Birmingham, Town Hall
21 February   –   Manchester, Manchester Academy
22 February   –   Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
23 February   –   Leeds, Wardrobe
25 February   –   Brighton, Chalk
27 February   –   Cambridge, Junction
28 February   –   London, Koko

image of Cat Clyde courtesy Strummer Jason