• Reviews
    Tensheds – The Dandy Punk Prince – Album Review

    The piano. Vessel of the sonic seas; one of the greatest of the instruments – pristine, smooth, elegant. Capable of providing any mood, atmosphere and tone. I really do love the piano – particularly in gritty, filthy applications choked up with vapour and smog. Working grit into its presentation is often overlooked, but it’s really […]

  • Misc
    Single Slots: Tensheds – Milktrain

    We love many things here, on Cat on the Wall. A slice of Gothique fashion, some nice filthy blues and a well produced music video are all very strong  examples, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that Tensheds got our attention with their single, Milktrain.       Not only is he contacting us from our neck […]

  • Reviews
    Will Wood and the Tapeworms – ‘Live’ at Coffee Haus Studios

    We’ve always been drawn to the odd, eccentric, off-kilter and vaguely violent at Cat on the Wall – so we’ve kept a finger on the pulse of Will Wood’s throbbing, cabaret-laden appendages. There’s everything unhinged; everything twisted and uncontrollable in the way he and his gang performs. Even with this in mind, nobody skips a […]

  • Reviews
    Cat on the Wall Movie Reviews: The Founder (2017)

    Proofread by Jon Scott I’ve always taken a very backwards-facing seat when it comes to the juggernaut industry of fast food. As a child I was addicted to the stuff; mostly for that cheap lump of plastic for which a garish and slightly terrifying clown insisted I complete a collection. I can’t say I’m exactly […]

  • Misc
    Single Slots: Magic Eight Ball – Keep Me Out The Sunlight

    With Magic Eight Ball confirmed for Whitby Goth Weekend on Saturday the 22nd of April, it’s perhaps little wonder that their latest record – The Richest Man in the Graveyard – was what edged their place for that number five slot in the UK’s premiere Goth Festival line up. Perhaps even more influential was their […]

  • Reviews
    Les Animaux Sauvages – Oberlicht – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. 2017, if you judge from our email inbox, is a pretty dry year so far. (Perhaps we’re impatient. It’s only the 14th of January.) So you can imagine our immense relief to see a message from a suspicious, tall, bowler-hatted stranger from Bulgaria, letting us know he had something from 2016 we […]

  • News
    Single Slots: And We Should Die of That Roar – Winter Song

    Our old friend Hardy Hum of And We Should Die of That Roar has been his ever-busy self, and kicked off our 2017 listening diary with his haunting, beautiful, distant and haggard Winter Song; a track of what feels like very improvised, very introverted reflection. It serves as a potent reminder that while many have […]

  • Misc
    Competition: Win a Cat on the Wall T-shirt – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    We’re very pleased to announce that our lucky winners for the T-shirt competition are: Karla Buxton Andrew Birch Steve Dawson Midjet Jem Thank you so much to everybody for entering and our usual extra-special thanks to Printsome for providing us with such lovely T-shirts. Don’t forget to check them out if you need anything printing […]