Cattle & Cane – Birdsong

Cattle & Cane make a statement with their folk-rock meets orchestral performance of Birdsong at Middlesbrough Town Hall with support from the Northern Orchestra.

By Mark Wright

The opening of Birdsong swells with moody energy in almost Bond-theme like fashion with subtly overdriven electric guitars being nudged along by rising strings and horns. Birdsong’s middle section is powerful and employs the full privilege granted to it by the orchestral support. Lyrically Birdsong is a stately monument to the blend of powerful rock with more sensitive elements of folk music. Rock elements in Birdsong are brought sharply into focus at around the four-minute mark when drums and guitar collide to close out the track on a high note.

North Easterners, Cattle & Cane, are building a reputation as live performers, playing to sold-out shows up and down the country. If that wasn’t enough, having the guts to play a show with orchestral backing certainly makes a statement about the ambition of Cattle & Cane. If you’re interested in seeing them live, you can catch them at Exhibition Park in Newcastle on the 26th of May where they will be sharing the stage with Stereophonics and Lewis Capaldi. Check out Birdsong below.