Chan Marshall has told Australia’s Courier Mail that she is working on a new Cat Power material on her own with the help of her band the Dirty Delta Blues. This would be her first album full of original material since 2006’s “The Greateast”> This is what she had to say about the new material:
It’s just me this time… I don’t know if I should push all these [new] songs away and actually try to write and record it with the band. I don’t know what to do. But I’m at a point where my heart tells me, ‘Chan, you haven’t played piano or guitar for four or five years,’ and I do have guilt about that. People ask me, ‘When are you going to play by yourself?’ I have problems with strange yearnings and guilt. I’m also frightened because some of them are sad again and I feel really nervous about that.
It sound mostly like she is being guilted into doing it but her early material is pretty good. She will be touring Australia later this month, you can see her tour dates below.
Cat Power Australian Tour Dates:
12/30 Phillip Island, Australia – Pyramid Rock Festival
12/31 Brisbane, Australia – Powerhouse
01/02 Gold Coast, Australia – Coolangatta Hotel
01/05 Adelaide, Australia – Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
01/06 Perth, Australia – The Astor Theatre
01/08 Wollongong, Australia – Waves
01/09 Newcastle, Australia – Panthers
01/10 Sydney, Australia – Days Like This Festival