Thursday, 17 March 2011
Cat's Eyes, St Philip's Church, Salford, 14th March 2011
Not your traditional venue, St Philip's Church has been home to many gigs over the past few years, such as Chapel Club, Hurts and Florence & The Machine. With no support act and a room filled with people eager to see them play their first UK show, Badwan and Zeffira graced the stage accompanied by a backing band. Starting with the obvious choice of the song 'Cat's Eyes' and then going straight into a cover of Lucifer Sam by Pink Floyd, it was strange to see Faris on stage playing a guitar; although despite this he looked completely comfortable. Following this were Rachel's renditions of Not A Friend and Best Person I Know, her operatic voice echoing around the church walls and contrasting with Faris' snarling vocals during Sooner Or Later, Over You, and The Lull, tracks from their upcoming debut album. Playing only a short 45 minute set, and finishing with the surf-punk sounds of Sunshine Girls the band then left the stage, to reverential applause and an overly impressed audience.
Cat's Eyes' self-titled debut album is out May 3rd on Cooperative Music USA/Downtown
Cat's Eyes official website