power pop-rock

Cats In Space - Scarecrow

I was surprised, scratch that, amazed, when I heard the debut album by UK sextet Cats In Space, who feature in their ranks a number of seasoned musicians who had success in decades past but only came together a couple of years ago to form this new band. Taking only a year they came up with an equally amazing album as their debut, if not better. Their 70s classic rock, with big hooks and AOR sensibilities owes a lot to Kansas and Boston as it does to ELO and 10CC, but all their influences are accumulated perfectly and their identity is quite unique in its own right.
 

Cats In Space to release new studio album “Scarecrow” on August 25th 2017

UK AOR/Pomp Rockers Cats In Space have released a music video for “Mad Hatter's Tea Party”.

The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album “Scarecrow” - the follow up to 2015's “Too Many Gods”, due out on August 25th, 2017, and a national tour is confirmed for September. The video can be viewed below.

Blondie - Pollinator

It’s cool to see Blondie back with their 11th studio album, almost 40+ years after their homonymous debut and 6 years after the previous “Panic of Girls”. Who hasn’t admired the blonde Debbie during the 70s and the 80s? Needless to say, she’s still in good shape both psychically and musically. Her voice is still the band’s no1 characteristic “instrument”.
 

Reckless Intentions to release debut EP “Lights” on July 14th 2017

Newcomers Reckless Intentions drop their engaging debut EP “Lights”, via all outlets on Friday 14th July, 2017, but before then, the pop-punkers reveal their new lyric video for “Stitches” - watch it below.

Amalgamating contagious vocal melodies, memorable hooks, and probing power chord rhythms, the tunesters have all of the raw fundamentals to be one of the key players within the UK scene.

Enuff Z’nuff - Clowns Lounge

Jeees, I never got Enuff Z’nuff when I first heard them and really I can hardly stomach them, today… probably one of the last few bands to become famous, prior to grunge taking over back in the early 90s, they did enjoy some 15 minutes of fame, while they were signed to a major deal, before disappearing down the sphincter of infamy for the better part of the next decade or so, still releasing albums and touring to little fanfare. Following some TV appearance, they did an album in 2010 and now after again losing Donnie Vie, they still continue with a new lineup with only Chip Z’nuff as the thread to tie it all together as he’s assumed vocals among other things.
 

Cats In Space & Thunder vocalist Danny Bowes to release new single “How Does It Feel” on September 20th 2016

Cats In Space, are set to release a brand new single September 20th 2016 to coincide with their first UK tour this September. Dubbed the ‘Out of this World’ tour with fellow retro rockers Space Elevator, the band's new single is set to be something quite sensational to tie in with what looks set to be a stormer of a double bill.

The band is releasing their version of the classic Slade song “How Does It Feel” on 7" vinyl only complete with picture sleeve, and available in both red and white vinyl.

Roxette cancel their Summer Tour

Roxette were supposed to start the last leg of their massive RoXXXette 30th Anniversary Tour on June 3rd, 2016. However, singer Marie Fredriksson has been advised by her doctors to refrain from touring and as a consequence all the summer shows are cancelled. Their last performance was to be at the Grand Arena in Cape Town, South Africa on February 8 earlier this year.

Cats In Space


Cats In Space, that’s a quite bizarre moniker, how on earth did you come up with that?
 
G: I named us after my poor departed cat ‘TC’, who passed away when we started the album... plus I wanted a name that people would either love or hate, but definitely remember... (“Marmite” as i call it!) and anyway, every band name sounds rubbish until they become famous… think Def Leppard, Led Zeppelin, Queen?
 
 

Cats In Space - Too Many Gods

Cats In Space are an interesting proposition I must admit. They’re a 70s inspired rock band that has great scope and almost enough talent to pull of that impressive melodic hard rock they are attempting to do. Think, ELO and Cheap Trick with sprinkles of Queen and 10cc… many of the band members have previously worked with such acts as: The Sweet, Asia, T’Pau, Ian Gillan Band, Mike Oldfield, Airrace & Arena to name a few, so their musicianship and performances are second to none…