Cat Palace - Peddle It
Info: Having released two EPs in 2015 to critical acclaim, Cat Palace will release their much anticipated debut album on April 1st , preceded by a music video for album track "Peddle It". Informed and inspired by gutteral feelings of devotion and loss, the album's intent is to build upon and expand the textures presented in the first two releases, simultaneously delving further lyrically into the trappings of mundanity and interpersonal relationships - never failing to see the humour in either.
The album was written during time spent between Dublin and Louisville, Kentucky, and recorded at Ailfionn Recording Studio in Drumcondra. Cat Palace finds Blaney working with longstanding collaborator and bandmate, producer Christopher Barry and drummer Oisín Trench (Enemies, The River Fane).
Cat Palace, the project of Dublin man David Blaney, has been in existence for over 2 years now, since before the release of his debut self-titled EP in February, 2015. With a debut album just around the corner at the beginning of next month, the lay of the land so far has been that he is very well known to frequenters of live music in the city, his releases to date have received high praise from online music critics and websites such as Nialler9 and The Thin Air, and though speculative, this album release could and should be the moment a greater audience emerges.
'Peddle It''s intro is instantly engaging and sparks an interest immediately, the low hum of Blaney's vocal operates underneath rolling picking and light percussion. At its early stages it has an unplugged Nirvana / Pearl Jam vibe both vocally and musically, and I can't believe I'm over two and a half minutes into the track before it escalates, where did that time go? From here on in the track becomes decidedly escapist, reminiscent of one of Spiritualized's more lo-fi numbers. Having listened to the track numerous times, I still feel like I'm getting to know it, it's quite wondrous to say the least, this album is going to be tasty.
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