Cat’s Eyes are an alt-pop duo consisting of Faris Badwan (The Horrors) and Rachel Zeffira (Italian-Canadian Soprano).

Gothic influences from the early 80’s and the mix between the pretty and the ugly help create an album of intensity. In 2015 the duo composed the soundtrack to the motion picture ‘The Duke of Burgundy’. Their cinematic approach rubs off on this release. Think of it more like a soundtrack to life. A melancholy one.

However there are two up-tempo numbers in the form of Standoff and the surf-pop/Shangri-Las style Be Careful Where You Park Your Car.

The record features a range of ideas, influences and styles, which are apparent with the trumpet lines and Allegri, like, cathedral-choral sections in songs like Chameleon Queen.

A beautifully unique collection of songs which takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions before dumping you out with the want to just hear it all again.

CC’s Favourite Track: The Missing Hour