Newcastle’s Art-pop trio Cat Ryan set themselves aside from your typical Indie art scene with their varied and almost worldly use of instrumentals. After a couple years spent building their audience, 2020 has seen them arise from the underground scene and start to get noticed for their distinct sound. Having had success with the care-free, hypnotic melodies of ‘Mannerism’ earlier this year they returned with a brand new single in June.
The new release, ‘Blessed Through the TV’ is intriguing from the offset boasting an infectious Asian sound with hand drums and Eastern style hook that provides the majority of the track’s interest. The song then builds, constantly layering elements in typical Art-pop style before the vocals are introduced. This creates a slightly haunting but still upbeat atmosphere which continues throughout the chorus as the vocals begin to match the instrumental hook and bring the whole track together in a satisfying fashion.
This track is almost a teaser. It highlights the clever understanding of music that Cat Ryan hold, yet it leaves you wanting more. So, go ahead and explore the musical vaults of the creative trio... we are sure you won’t be disappointed.