CMAT blazes towards the release of her highly-anticipated second album with the personal post-mortem ‘Stay For Something’ – a power pop blast of self-introspection gussied up in her most stadium-sized clothes to date.
CMAT on Stay For Something: “It’s basically just about questioning why I stayed / suffered in a bad relationship for as long as i did. trying to desperately find some kind of meaning in the mess and then being embarrassed when i remember the good parts. It’s not very lyrical or poetic, it’s just a lot of emotion and energy – this song, to me, sounds like going for a run at 1am with your headphones on full blast, screaming through the streets in order to get away from your problems. i hope that at least one person does that when they hear it.”
CMAT’s new album, the 12-track ‘Crazymad, For Me’ – out via AWAL Recordings on October 13 – is a “an abstract break-up album – about what happens when you are still angry about something that happened 10 years ago”. It’s also a concept record of sorts – involving time travel, Belle Epoque Paris and a woman who may or may not be CMAT in the future. The album is available to pre-order now via www.cmatbaby.com. A run of UK instores has been announced which will feature CMAT performing and signing copies of the new record.
September 29th – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, US * – sold out!
October 2nd – Beat Kitchen, Chicago, US *
October 4th – Ed Cid, Los Angeles, US *
October 13th – Rough Trade East, London +*
October 14th – Rough Trade, Bristol UK +*
October 14th – Pryzm, Banquet, London, UK +
October 15th – Oh Yeah, HMV, Belfast, IE +*
October 16th – Rough Trade, Nottingham, UK +*
October 17th – The Jacaranda Club, Liverpool, UK +*
October 18th – HMV Birmingham, UK +*
October 19th – Resident, Brighton +*
November 15th – Chalk, Brighton, UK
November 16th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
November 18th – SWX, Bristol, UK
November 20th – Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
November 21st – Stylus, Leeds, UK
November 23rd – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
November 24th – Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
November 25th – Newcastle Uni SU, Newcastle, UK
November 30th – Olympia, Dublin IE – on sale Sept 08
December 1st – Olympia, Dublin, IE – sold out!
December 2nd – Olympia, Dublin, IE – sold out!
* Solo acoustic shows
+ Album instore shows