• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Reviews
    The Last Cry – Goodbye – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. Proof-read by Lydia Byron. The Last Cry are one of many bands we first witnessed at Whitby Goth Weekend – and we’ve always lauded them for the sheer emotion, and for that immersive, heart rending capability of their output on stage. To see frontman Andrew Birch opening himself up on stage – […]

  • Reviews
    Hands Off Gretel – Burn the Beauty Queen – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. Where does one go for a new sight? Or a new taste? A new sound? We’ve often theorised that the best place is Whitby Goth Weekend, and it’s at the Spa in April 2016 that we first met the impenetrable power of Hands Off Gretel. Now, the Riotous, raucous and unhinged opus […]

  • Reviews
    The Empty Page – Unfolding – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. With thanks to Kel for her patience! There are many ‘hot spots’ for music in the UK, and one of the most historically significant and increasingly vibrant is Manchester – the city’s musical geography is almost impossible to classify; but we like to think a lot of it can be represented by […]

  • Reviews
    Le Strade – In Fuga Verso Il Confine

    By Jordan Mooney. Before I start this review…I don’t speak Italian. Not a bit of it. I can’t even speak French. I’m simply not a multi-lingual sort, ladies and gentlemen, but I like to think I know my music. It’s a requirement from the job, to what I understand (!) – and I’m not one […]

  • Reviews
    Album Review: The People The Poet – The Narrator

    Review by Jordan Mooney. It’s fairly likely that very few of you will have heard of the band subject to my writing today. But you may well know them by their previous name. The People The Poet, originally known as Tiger Please, are one of those bands who humble themselves on the considerable talent they […]

  • Features
    Atari Teenage Riot – Is This Hyperreal?

    If you’re a regular reader of Cat On The Wall you will have noticed several things over the past few months: we haven’t updated for longer than we care to admit and, rather glaringly, we don’t do reviews. So it may come as a surprise that, hey, this is a new update and the article […]