Cat’s Eyes still doesn’t have enough songs for us to call it our favorite new band, but I suppose we'll be able to finally say that after the 28th of February, when the band releases its first EP, Broken Glass, via Polydor. At least we will if this new EP tease, a song called ‘Cat’s Eyes’, is anything like the other tracks that will be released.
It's fuzzy garage pop that people just don’t make nowadays; unless it’s under tons and tons of layers of white noise. Faris takes the lead vocal, with a sound deep and thick to contrast with Rachel’s backing vocals which are soaked in 60s effects. The bass might be what guides the song, but the constant change of the drums and the irregular guitar and piano noises are really the highlights of the song for me.
And there's the cover of Grinderman’s new single ‘When My Baby Comes’, which is nothing if not brilliant. Starting quietly, with Rachel and a guitar noise in the background that keeps building until it becomes a wall of noise with Farris taking Nick Cave’s place alongside extra guitars by Luke Tristram from Flats (who also happens to be a model to pay rent). Frankly, this remix is so good that it made me chase up Nick Cave’s discography (I know, my friends laughed at me when I was asking around for recommendations of where to begin).
Now all that's left is to keep waiting for the new EP.