These songs are from a 7" that came out on White Denim in December 2009
Tasmanian electronic pub rock duo the Native Cats are proud to announce, playing it cool and modest all the while, the release of their debut 7" single, "Catspaw"/"Lemon Juice", pressed up all limited-run-like by Philadelphia's own White Denim. The last 12 months have seen an extraordinary change in fortunes for the band, a steady rise from obscurity to a slightly more fashionable form of obscurity, from the gutter to the American gutter. They released their first album, "Always On" (itself soon to be released on slabs of Boston vinyl by Ride The Snake Records), they took their compact steamroller of a live show outside of their home state (including a storming set at the Melbourne leg of the annual Flip Out festival)
On the front side of the single is "Catspaw", a long-time live favourite finally laid down and captured for your home listening pleasure. It's a tale of contradictions, of a man both feeble and all-powerful, both experiencing comeuppance and exacting revenge, both locked away in prison and making his presence fully felt on the outside. On the rear side is "Lemon Juice", a slow-burning exploration of paranoia and consequence, words that can't be unwritten, posters that won't quite come down. The songs occur at 120 and 95 beats per minute respectively; all tastes are thus catered for.
released December 1, 2009
Peter Escott - Vocals
Julian Teakle - Bass
Recorded & mixed at the Winter Palace by Anthony Rochester July 2009.
Mastered by James Tulcyzn
Cover by Sean Fennessy
Layout & design by Brendan Boucher
All songs Escott/Teakle
Thanks: Matt K, John Sharkey III, DX & Johanna, Mel Page & all at Edge Radio 99.3fm, Brisbane Hotel, Sarah Heald, Karl Melvin, Darth Vader and friends/family.
Special thanks to Patrick Hatch for the use of his bass amp.