When listening to Motherwhale, the words that come to mind are grandeur, ambition, extravagance; even pretentiousness. There's no doubting the fact that Cats and Cats and Cats like to create a sweeping, dramatic sound with as many instruments as possible, and they do so with obvious technical skill. Violins, mandolins, synths, horns, glockenspiel, an accordion and something that sounds like a singing saw can all be heard at some point contributing to the theatrical caterwaul, switching time signatures and darting in and out of each other with apparent ease. It sounds as though this album was created by a group of very well-trained music students who have been locked into a studio with a bunch of novels about pirates and some potent moonshine.
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Having been online bloggers favourites for a good few years now, it's taken London-based collective Cats And Cats And Cats three years to finally get their debut long player in the few remaining record stores up and down the land. Sure, some of you may remember the split album they released with This Town Needs Guns way back when, and while that gave more than a subtle hint of their promise, it would be fair to say that the post-rock orientated Cats and Cats and Cats of yore is an entirely different proposition to the highly elaborate, orchestral arrangement dominated one on 'If I'd Had An Atlas'.
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Royal Park Cellars, Leeds
Cats and Cats and Cats/This Town Needs Guns
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