Catherine Ireton and “God Help the Girl”

Some time in 2006 a friend who was spending time in Cork Ireland sent me a partial copy of an album called “In the Moon” by a band called “Elephant.” I fell in love and ordered 3 original copies which had to be shipped to the U.S. from Cork. At the time it felt a little rash, but the album is really something and I knew the band had broken up, the album was already scarce.

Fast forward a few years. Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian released “God Help the Girl” a couple of days ago. I excitedly picked up the album on vinyl during lunch today and this evening I settled in to listen all the way through. Within seconds I recognized the new female singer’s voice – Catherine Ireton from Elephants! I always wanted to hear her do more but I didn’t think it’d ever happen. Her rendition of the classic Belle and Sebastian song “Act of the Apostle” is amazing and she’s stunning on the new title track, “God Help the Girl.” Figures that Stuart would have such excellent taste!

6 thoughts on “Catherine Ireton and “God Help the Girl”

    • Thanks Saif….I have the 3 GoAway Birds Ep’s (Another Catherine band) and a live in-studio performance if you’re interested.
      Thanks for “in the moon” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  1. Hey! Just spotted your blog referring to our band elephant! Glad to hear you like the music. We actually had a reunion gig in Cork Christmas 2009 which was great fun. Just wanted to let you know our album has been officially released in the US on if you’d like to spread the word. The CD was the editors pick last week and we got a great review on the site.

    All the best,

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