Cat Clyde has shared her new single and video for Papa Took My Totems which features on upcoming album Down Rounder.

Cat Clyde is set to join Lissie on her UK tour in February including a Manchester gig at Manchester Club Academy.

The indie-folk artist has taken inspiration partly from her Indigenous Metis heritage for the new track which finds her reflecting on the effects of colonialism, the environment and a male-dominated society.  “There’s a lot of sacredness that’s being destroyed in the world, and that’s difficult to deal with sometimes,” she explains. “Totems, to me, feel like places and things that are important and real, to witness the destruction of things like that is devastating.”

The track features on her upcoming 10 song album Down Rounder which is due for release on 17 February.  The album is produced by Tony Berg and was recorded in Los Angeles’ Sound City studios over the course of six days.  It marks the follow up to 2019’s Hunters Trance and 2020’s Good Bones, an acoustic reimagining of Hunters Trance. “Connecting with the natural environment around me inspired a lot of these songs, and sonically I feel like this record is very grounded as a result,” Clyde says while talking about the album’s thematic bend. “I wanted these songs to sound raw and rough, but also placed-together in a way that created—a simple beauty, like the changing seasons or a setting sun.”

When does Cat Clyde support Lissie at Manchester Club Academy?

Cat Clyde supports Lissie at Manchester Club Academy on 21 February 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of 12 UK dates Cat Clyde is performing:
5 February   –   Glasgow, St Luke’s (supporting Bonny Light Horseman)
14 February   –   Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (supporting Lissie)
15 February   –   Cardiff, Tramshed (supporting Lissie)
16 February   –   Bath, Komedia (supporting Lissie)
18 February   –   Norwich, Arts Centre (supporting Lissie)
20 February   –   Birmingham, Town Hall (supporting Lissie)
21 February   –   Manchester, Club Academy (supporting Lissie)
22 February   –   Glasgow, Sain Luke’s (supporting Lissie)
23 February  –   Leeds, Wardrobe (supporting Lissie)
25 February   –  Brighton, Chalk (supporting Lissie)
27 February   –   Cambridge, Junction (supporting Lissie)
28 February   –   London, KOKO (supporting Lissie)

image of Cat Clyde courtesy Laura-Lynn Petrick