Cats On Fire – photo by Thomas Ekström
I should be asleep now as it’s 4.18am.
But I’m still buzzing from playing keyboards for Cats On Fire this evening at their Nottingham gig. I only played on three songs but I had tremendous fun and it was an honour to play with one of the best current pop bands around.
Yep, you heard that right, not indie or indiepop (though they are both of things as well, of course) – Cats On Fire transcend genre to be simply a consummate pop band. I’ve you ever hummed along to ‘High Land, Hard Rain’ or ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.’ or ‘Eligible Bachelors’ or ‘Separations,’ then Cats On Fire are a band you need to hear. They come from that lineage: enormously catchy melodies coupled with beautiful lyrics, imagery you’ll remember the day after hearing a song.
Bear in mind that I’m not saying I love them as I played a bit of synth for them, I wanted to play synth for them because I love them so much!
If you haven’t already, please buy their debut album here and then you can be really smug about it in a couple of years when they’re famous.