Cat Power

Full Discography

  • What Would The Community Think - OLE-202 - 1996-09-10
  • Moon Pix - OLE-286 - 1998-09-22
  • The Covers Record - OLE-426 - 2000-03-21
  • You Are Free - OLE-427 - 2003-02-18
  • The Greatest - OLE-626 - 2006-01-24
  • Speaking For Trees: A Film By Mark Borthwick - OLE-628 - 2004-10-26
  • The Greatest: Slipcase Edition - OLE-743 - 2006-09-12
  • Jukebox - OLE-754 - 2008-01-22
  • Sun - OLE-773 - 2012-09-04
Singles & EPs
  • Nude As The News - OLE-240 - 1996-12-09
  • Cross Bones Style - OLE-301 - 1998-03-04
  • The Greatest/Hate - OLE-688 - 2005-12-06
  • Could We (UK single) - OLE-701 - 2006-06-26
  • The Greatest (UK single) - OLE-758 - 2007-02-12
  • Dark End Of The Street EP - OLE-835 - 2008-12-09


Charlyn Marie Marshall (born January 21, 1972), also known as Chan Marshall or by her stage name Cat Power, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress and model. Cat Power was originally the name of Marshall's first band, but has come to refer to her musical projects with various backing bands. Marshall was discovered opening for Liz Phair in 1994 by Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, with whom she recorded her first two albums, Dear Sir (1995) and Myra Lee (1996), on the same day in 1994. In 1996 she signed with Matador Records, and released a third album of new material with Shelley and Foljahn, What Would the Community Think. Following this she released the critically acclaimed Moon Pix (1998), recorded with members of the Dirty Three, and The Covers Record (2000), a collection of sparsely recorded cover songs. After a brief hiatus she reemerged in 2003 with You Are Free, featuring guest musicians Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder, followed by the soul-influenced The Greatest (2006), recorded with numerous Memphis studio musicians, and a second covers album, Jukebox (2008). In 2012 she released the self-produced Sun, which opened at number 10 on the Billboard 200, the highest charting album of her career to date. Critics have noted the constant evolution of Cat Power's sound, with a "mix of punk, folk and blues" on her earliest albums, and elements of soul and other genres more prevalent in her later material. Her 2012 album Sun incorporated electronica, in a self-proclaimed move from the "really slow guitar songs" she initially wrote for the album.

News From The Matablog

Cat Power - Australian Tour Dates, 2016

Tickets for the following Cat Power solo shows go on sale this Friday, November 9 :

Friday, February 5 - City Recital Hall, Sydney
Saturday, February 6 -  Space Theatre, Adelaide
Monday, February 8 - Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
Tuesday, February 9 - Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
Wednesday, February 10 - Capital Theatre, Bendigo
Friday, February, 12 - Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane
Saturday, February, 13 - Star Court Theatre, Lismore

Cat Power Performs "Fool" & "3,6,9" On Late Night with Carson Daly

Late last night Cat Power performed "Fool" and "3,6,9"  and for Carson Daly and the general public. Both can be watched below:

2015 Tour Dates Monday, October, 12 - Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA Saturday, October, 24 - Vienna Arena (Arena Wien), Vienna, Austria Monday, October, 26 - De Roma, Borgerhout, Belgium Tuesday, October, 27 - Albert Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom Wednesday, October, 28 - St. John at Hackney Church, London, United Kingdom Thursday, October, 29 - St. John at Hackney Church, London, United Kingdom Saturday, October, 31 - Centro Cultural De Belém - Grande Auditório, Lisbon, Portugal Sunday, November, 1 - Hard Club, Porto, Portugal Tuesday, November, 2 - Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark Wednesday, November, 4 - Columbia Theatre, Berlin, Germany  


She's back! Cat Power has announced three UK shows, including two at London's St. John-at-Hackney Church and one at Manchester's Albert Hall. This will be her first return to the UK since November 2014. Tickets for these shows will be on sale on Friday at 9am.

All tour dates and ticket links below:

Tuesday, September, 1 – Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno NV
Wednesday, September, 2 – Gundlach – Bundschu Winery – Sonoma CA
Friday, September, 4 – Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, September, 5 – Burger-A-Go-Go 2, Santa Ana CA
Sunday, September, 6 – Belly Up – Solana Beach CA
Wednesday, September, 9 - Webster Hall, New York
Thursday, September, 10 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Friday, September, 11 - College Street Hall Music, New Haven
Tuesday, October, 27 -  Albert Hall , Manchester
Wednesday, October, 28 - St. John-at-Hackney Church , London
 Thursday, October, 29 - St. John-at-Hackney Church , London

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Cat Power (solo) Dates On Sale Now

(photograph by Tony Proudfoot)

You won't catch me talking shit about secondary markets.  Not when there's tertiary markets to sneer at!  The important thing we all need to focus on this glorious Friday morning is that in additional to a previously announced headlining set at Burger A-Go-Go 2 (also featuring Kim Gordon's Glitterbust), Chan Marshall will be making the following solo appearances on the West Coast with tickets on sale today at noon eastern :

Tuesday, September, 1 - Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno NV
Wednesday, September, 2 - Gundlach - Bundschu Winery - Sonoma CA
Friday, September, 4 - Rio Theatre - Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, September, 5 - Burger-A-Go-Go 2, Santa Ana CA
Sunday, September, 6 - Belly Up - Solana Beach CA

John Peel - remembered

Today marks 10 years since the passing of John Peel, a man who opened the BBC radio airwaves for bands and artists outside the remit of the stations "regular" programming and opened the minds of thousands listening at home to sounds they otherwise may have never heard. One of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, throughout his 5-decade spanning career he never showed no signs of slowing down and his influence on (the good part) of modern music is immeasurable.

As a small tribute to the many Matador bands who recorded a Peel Session over the years, we've compiled a selection of some of the session that made it on to YouTube, (many - including The Fall, Wisdom Of Harry and Pretty Girls Make Graves - haven't) and there's a full archive of all the Peel sessions over at the BBC Website:

Featuring: Cat Power, Interpol, Yo La Tengo, Pavement, Belle and Sebastian, Sonic Youth, Mogwai, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Solex, Unsane, Arab Strab, Unwound, Guided By Voices, Superchunk, Techno Animal and Boards Of Canada.


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