• General
    Single Premiere – Three Kings High – Bone Dry

    By Jordan Mooney. With thanks to Julia and Ben from Inspired Artists. When we heard this little cracker of a track was preparing for premiere, we naturally couldn’t resist throwing our Hat (Cat in a Hat on the Wall? It’s an idea) into the ring. This is an utterly unique, attractive and blissfully greasy little […]

  • 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
    Carl Moorcroft – On The Road – Album Review

    By Jordan Mooney. Indie Acoustic albums have never quite sat well with me; I’m far more in the punky side of things, and, in my experience (thank you email inbox), they all too often end up sounding irritatingly pretentious, crooning about lost love so consistently that it’s awfully tempting to provide a pigeonhole for ‘fop-haired […]

  • Reviews
    ALPHABETIC debut first single, French Boyfriend

    By Jordan Mooney. Alphabetic are a particularly fine call back to the days when music was, perhaps, simpler – but harder to categorise and easier to adapt for any situation. This is the good side of the 80s; less swaggering rock wankers and a bit more in the line of the radio’s finest moments. French […]

  • Interviews
    An Interview with We Are Us

    By Jordan Mooney Bands that attend Cat on the Wall’s email inbox are a special breed. We get some bizarre, often overtly self-congratulating email ‘pitches’ from all over the world, and, often, what labels and promoters have to say about themselves make for the highest form of entertainment. (‘Flawless’, you say?! I beg to differ, […]

  • Reviews
    Album Review – Crow Jane’s Debut, “Contradiction”

    By Jordan Mooney. As the new year is now rolling into full force after giving itself a hangover and sickness from an excessive pizza binge, we find ourselves getting increasingly busy and our feature requests becoming increasingly far flung! Today, we travel all the way to Spain, to review a new release from an equally […]

  • Interviews
    Interview with Anna Bo

    by Jordan Mooney. The idea of being a wunderkind – of being a child prodigy, in the traditional sense, is rather an extraordinary concept to most of us. In the modern music industry, most of this sense of traditionalism or acclaim for gifted musicians at a young age is almost completely neglected (Unless, of course, […]

  • Interviews
    Jack Barnett Double Feature – ‘Keeping Time’ EP

    By Jordan Mooney. An acoustic EP is often a very complex little thing, for all of the simplicity you may find in the arrangements and numbers behind it – an acoustic guitar is a masterful little instrument, something that can carry a range of emotions. If you combine it with a particularly talented musician, somebody […]