ZAC CLARK (of ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS)
Bob Oxblood, Swim Camp (solo)
Zac Clark (of Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness)
In the midst of traveling the world with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness supporting the hit self-titled LP and RIAA-certified Gold single “Cecilia and the Satellite,” tours with acts from Billy Joel to Weezer as well as appearances on the Today Show and Conan, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Clark has released three solo records, a 2018 self-titled release, 2015’s “I Am a Guest” and 2012’s “Young Volcanoes,” as well as the 2014 single “Wake Up,” the theme song for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s TNT show “Wake Up Call.” A sold out 45 date full US tour opening for Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone, along with bandmate Bob Oxblood, kicked off 2018, while the latest LP co-produced by Joe Pisapia (Guster, Ben Folds Five) followed in the summer along with a full band tour including members of Jack’s Mannequin, John Legend and Ben Folds, and even more new music on the way in 2019.
It was on a mountainside in Cumbria that the first whispers of Cate Le Bon’s fifth studio album poked their buds above the earth. “There’s a strange romanticism to going a little bit crazy and playing the piano to yourself and singing into the night,” she says, recounting the year living solitarily in the Lake District which gave way to Reward. By day, ever the polymath, Le Bon painstakingly learnt to make solid wood tables, stools and chairs from scratch; by night she looked to a second-hand Meers — the first piano she had ever owned — for company, “windows closed to absolutely everyone”, and accidentally poured her heart out. The result is an album every bit as stylistically varied, surrealistically-inclined and tactile as those in the enduring outsider’s back catalogue, but one that is also intensely introspective and profound; her most personal to date.