Cats and Cats and Cats announce free single ‘Celebration’ out today
aaamusic | On 03, Jun 2011
Celebration is the brand new single taken from Cats and Cats and Cat’s 2nd album Motherwhale and it’s available for free from today:
Formed in 2005, the band have been slowly carving out their own musical niche with a satisfying blend of uplifting anthemic, folk inspired pop.
The London four piece, featuring Ben (vocals, guitar), Tom (bass, backing vocals), Doug (drums) and Jamie (guitar) – have shared stages with musical heroes 65 Days of Static, Foals and Blood Red Shoes, as well as performing twice at the legendary Glastonbury Festival.
Previous releases include a split EP with This Town Needs Guns on the influential label Big Scary Monsters, which placed Cats firmly on the radar of publications such as NME and Rock Sound and gained stellar reviews from popular music website Drowned in Sound. The group have also recorded several Maida Vale sessions for BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Bethan Elfyn.
2010 saw the release of début album If I Had an Atlas through their new home of Function Records (Maybeshewill, These Monsters, Juffage, Shield Your Eyes) and was warmly received by both fans and critics alike.
Celebration is the first glimpse of the band’s 2nd album Motherwhale. Described as “Math pop story-telling in a museum of crumbling instruments,” it tops off an already exciting 2011 which has seen the band tour the U.S.A for the first time in May.
UK “Motherwhale” Tour Dates:
JUN 04 The Windmill, Brixton, London (Cats all dayer)
JUN 05 Mother’s Ruin, Bristol
JUN 08 Nice and Sleazy’s, Glasgow
JUN 09 Cafe Drummonds, Aberdeen
JUN 10 Kage, Dundee
JUN 11 House Party, Manchester (w/ Nairobi)
JUN 12 Tiger Lounge, Manchester (w/ Nairobi)
JUN 13 Mojo, Liverpool (w/ Nairobi)
JUN 15 Undertone, Cardiff
JUN 16 TBC, Southampton (w/ A Genuine Freakshow)
JUN 17 Casey’s Ale House, Canterbury (w/ Delta Sleep)
JUN 18 TBC, Folkestone (w/ Delta Sleep)
JUN 19 The Vic, Swindon (w/ Delta Sleep)
“They write pop songs, but they are not afraid to experiment, and in this way, they explore the best of both worlds, making them even harder to forget.” 8/10, Drowned in Sound
“The best description, though, is probably this: it’s perfect.” Bearded Magazine
“Epic post-rock crescendos and a capella interludes.” NME