• 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
    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
    Alexa De Strange – CON CONJONES – the Official Live DVD

    By Jordan Mooney. In this world of rock and roll, live DVDs and CDs still pepper the big-label groups’ repertoire. They are often over produced, under enthused and, more often than not, simply not very interesting. This is the curse of the rock and roll star – forty years of playing grinding them into a […]

  • 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
    Aleister X – Peeing in Asbury Park EP – mini-review

    By Jordan Mooney. That imitable stallion of a man – that demigod of gentries – that veritable overlord of sound, Mr. Aleister X…has returned to Cat on the Wall with his latest EP, ‘Peeing in Asbury Park‘.   As ever it provides a soft bit of social commentary through the back alleys of Britain – […]

  • Reviews
    ‘The Fallen Word’ – A Review

    Oliver Harrison is a man that Cat on the Wall has known for a fair amount of time as an experimental man specialising in kinetic typography. In Jordan’s travels throughout animation history this modern day renaissance man has appeared as a weaver of tales more than once, and, with a musical history including the hardy […]

  • Interviews
    Blues, Politics and War – And We Should Die of That Roar.

    By Jordan Mooney. Header image basis, first article photograph and posters courtesy of Igor Gruda, Grafotopia That element of tragedy which lies in the very fact of frequency, has not yet wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision […]

  • Reviews
    Jordan Reyne – ‘Mother’ – the second in a matriarchal series

    By Jordan Mooney. It’s always a great event when an independent musician releases a new album or EP. Forget a multi-million record artist releasing their 60th cash-in, forget an album of B-sides that weren’t good enough for release the first time ’round. Forget your limited editions, your special editions and your alternative cases… No, no. […]