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Interview: Cat Power

Interview: Cat Power

Wednesday 22nd January, 2014 10:40AM

Chan Marshall A.K.A Cat Power's life has never been particularly easy. The prodigious singer-songwriter spent her formative years nomadically travelling between 'homes'; never spending more than a few years in one place. She was crippled by alcoholism for a large part of early career, and briefly attended rehab in 2006 after her substance abuse and exhaustion peaked, following the release of her critically acclaim album, The Greatest. She subsequently moved to L.A and entered a period of stability in her life during which time she lived with her partner, actor Giovanni Ribisi and his teenage daughter, a situation she describes as such: "I made a decision that I was going to be a good female role model, because I had never had that growing up. Someone supposedly cared for me and I cared about him so I thought Id try to make that work". She began writing her most recent album, Sun, in this environment; an important cocoon of support while she dealt with label pressure to deliver a commercially successful record...

Head over here to read the full interview with Cat Power.

Cat Power is headlining Laneway Festival 2014, which takes place next Monday at Silo Park. Head over here for more information on this event.





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