Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Cat Ryan. I discovered this fantastic band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I instantly loved the atmosphere of their songs.
Listening to Cat Ryan you find yourself in a very original world of approaching music.
The bold construction of the melodic lines and the different but intriguing lyrics create a modern and in the same sense unstable atmosphere.
I found, in their sound a gentle paranoia, but not in the brute sense of the word.
When on those endless Sundays in summer you get bored and you make your mind wander, maybe tearing the wings off a fly just to spend some time doing something, and in the meantime, you look out the window waiting for a friend to save you by bringing you a beer.
I really liked this kind of nostalgic atmosphere.
Mary-Anne’s voice is hot and cold at the same time. Cat Ryan’s music lives in that very moment where the opposites kiss themselves. They recklessly like to live in this unstable balance where the elements attract and repel each other at the same time.
Mary Shelley Song is Cat Ryan’s Single Out Now!
Creative and original band, I absolutely recommend them!
Fast gaining critical acclaim, Cat Ryan are a trio that are turning heads in the music industry – we hope that you can offer your support to them as they continue to grow.
Previous singles “Mannerism” and “Blessed Through The TV” thrust Cat Ryan into the spotlight, whilst receiving critical acclaim from tastemakers such as Xune Mag, When The Horn Blows, The Girls At The Rock Show, Indietronica and Yack Magazine, as well as being featured by, The Burning Ear, Loud Women, AAA Backstage and Little Indie Blogs.
Mary-Anne (singer, lyricist and multi-instrumentalist) reveals the creative process and story behind the single: “It’s a very unique song and, despite the title, it’s only the first verse that’s about Mary Shelley. Lyrically it’s quite random, having been inspired by a variety of memories stemming from my time at college studying for my A-Levels. Essentially, I showed my friends a new song I’d been working on and one of them came up with the first three lines on the spot. It was funny because it doesn’t fully make sense, but that’s sort of the theme of the song: it kind of makes sense to us, but other people will probably wonder how the lyrics were created and what they’re supposed to be about.”
The origins of the song, and its theme, exemplifies how the band draw inspiration from a variety of sources and set their own, unique, musical direction. As such, Cat Ryan look forward to the future as they develop alongside Art-Rock contemporaries such as Youth Sector, Swine Tax, Coach Party, Tranqua Lite, and CIEL.