Native Cats toping every list!
Native Cats's Dallas lp on multiple Matador Records best of lists!
New Native Cats!
Great Saralee review on the Le Sigh, the only blog who loves us!
Go Native Cats!
Ride the Snake records cyber Monday sale: All records cost $200 each today and today only. Back to normal prices tomorrow.
Important interview with Madeline from Tomboy about her play Mom Baby God and Tomboy!
Chemical Peel review from Razorcake:
Bike Thief: 7”
There is something reassuring about Chemical Peel. Each song is unique as the three-piece juggles vocal duties, which ensures that the band is never mercilessly pinned to one sound. Every strum and cymbal crash oozes earnestness. “Born to Kill” lumbers with terse shouts and a riff reminiscent of Big Boys. The guitars are abstract and asymmetrical, at once shrill and inventive while evolving from sections of dissonance into melodic riffage. With a shift in vocalists, they suddenly sound like an anarcho band, à la DIRT or Hagar The Womb, thanks to Ony and Victoria’s gleeful voices. Chemical Peel is admirably carefree and confident with a fuck all attitude where punk means playing what you want and not thinking twice about it. –Sean Arenas (Ride The Snake, ridethesnakerecords.com)
Another great review of Dallas from the Ride A Dove blog. Thanks!
NATIVE CATS - DALLAS LP (R.I.P. Society/ Ride The Snake)
With their second full lenght Tasmania's Native Cats have perfected their brand of postpunk. This duo definitely knows how to make a lot out of a little. Equipped with a bass, vocals and cheap electronics they write songs with class and originality. Native Cats' music and their dark vocals are first of all rooted in the sound of classic UK postpunk, but at the time "Dallas" represents a break to their previous New Order worship. The album unites a larger spectrum of different influences and it sounds more minimal, atmospheric and noisier than ever before. The bass-driven songwriting recalls Shellac's noise-rock, while the primtive electronic sounds bring to mind 80s pop music. The stripped down arrangements only seem to allow a little room for change, but by taking an experimental, open-minded approach Native Cats give their tunes a deep sound. There's no doubt, that this is one of this year's best postpunk records. (Listen to it here)
New tracks by the Native Cats and Peter Escott were released this week along with a bunch of other great Tasmanian music on the Community 3 compilation cd. Give Julian your money! Lucky Dips and Catsuit songs are particularly great.
The great Le Sigh blog released a tape and physical zine package today via the Bird Tapes label featuring future RTS artists Tomboy and former RTS artists Potty Mouth. It looks great. I'm going to buy it as soon as I finish typing this. You should too. Also features music by Whatever Dad, Baby Mollusk, Morgan Spaner, Infinity Crush, Yohuna, R.L. Kelly, Frankie Cosmos, Lizard Kisses, Winter, Bam! Bam!, Numb Bats, Love Cuts,Burnt Palms, Loveover,Priests, Young Trynas, and Mannequin Pussy.
Allston Pudding getting in on the Tomboy action.
A track from the upcoming Tomboy 12" on RTS has been posted to Le Sigh. So excited for this record!
The Saralee 12" is temporarily sold out. A repress is coming soon, but if you wanted to order this, hold off til the repress is announced.
Ride The Snake Records shared THE LE SIGH's event.
The great blog Le Sigh is releasing a physical zine and tape comp which features future RTS recording artists Tomboy!
Cool write up on Saralee. Would have been cooler if they mentioned the lp we put out!
There is a Ride the Snake mix tape in this week's issue of the always excellent Media! Check it out!
Thanks to Liz Pelley for the mentions/pictures of Saralee and Potty Mouth in the NME!
Great live review of a recent Native Cats show. Having seen them play live 3 times when they came to the US, I think this review describes the Cats live experience really well!