• 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
    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 […]

  • Live Reviews
    Whitby Goth Weekend – November 2016, Part Two

    By Jordan Mooney. (Alias Lord Froggy of Twixington.) Photographs by Zhaos Photography. Proofreading by Lydia Byron. The Cat on the Wall crew™ is: Jordan Mooney, Matthew Sambrook, Kane Foster, Eddie Eales and Ross Eales. With thanks to Paul, Shelley, and everybody to work the Spa Pavilion over such a hectic weekend. NIGHT ONE – NIGHT […]

  • Live Reviews
    Whitby Goth Weekend – November 2016, Part One

    By Jordan Mooney. (Alias Lord Froggy of Twixington.) Photographs by Zhaos Photography. Proofreading by Lydia Byron. The Cat on the Wall crew™ is: Jordan Mooney, Matthew Sambrook, Kane Foster, Eddie Eales and Ross Eales. With sincerest thanks to Magenta Moon, Louise Street, Midjet Jem and Jo Hampshire. NIGHT ONE – NIGHT TWO – ABBEY WHARF […]

  • 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
    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
    Raizing Hell – Monsters Prefer Blondes Review

    By Jordan Mooney. Proofread by Lydia Byron. Raizing Hell are back! And whilst they’re no soberer than their last visit to the elusive Cat on the Wall towers, they’ve certainly pulled a few changes. What do we think of their latest piece of B-music anarchy? Read on… It’s very clear that Monsters Prefer Blondes has […]