CAT SFX tread toward more infectious territory with their latest single “Binman”, out today (1 July) via Alan McGee’s It’s Creation Baby.
Chewing through an angsty yet melodic mesh of jittery guitar strums and a melodic and catchy chorus, Cat SFX’s latest offering boasts the breadth of the band as they embrace more ethereal sonic territory that nods to the works of alt/rock visionaries like PJ Harvey or 80s new-wave trailblazers like Psychedelic Furs.
Where recent single “Rodeo” was outspoken and punk-powered, “Binman” arrives as an all-the-more measured affair, with glistening rhythmic guitar lines undercutting crystal-clear vocals that touch on the inner struggles that come with clearing up the wreckage of your own mistakes.
Coming as the band’s sixth release to date, the new track is organic and infectious in equal parts, and serves as a teaser of the band’s forthcoming ‘Binman’ EP, due 15 July 2022 via It’s Creation Baby.
Grappling with a range of personal and self-effacing issues, the new EP sees lead single “Binman” joined by three new tracks including the anthemic punk-tinted cut “Rip This Love Out Of Me” and the enduring and outspoken “Driving Blind”.
With colours of grunge, britpop, 80s new wave and straight-up punk running through the EP’s meticulous tapestry of sound, Cat explains of the new extended release:
Another formidable string in Cat SFX’s ever-enticing bow, “Binman” comes as one in a stellar run of singles including the exhilaratingly outspoken “Rodeo”, sassy and strutting punk-rock cut “Upside Down”, thrashing, NME-praised “Reunite”, and stadium sized “All The Money In The World”, which received critical acclaim from The Times, and gained the band a 3-page feature in Rolling Stone Italia as well as airplay from Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1.