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Cat Ryan


Art-Gaze trio, Cat Ryan, share intricate, melody-rich new single “Mary Shelley Song” Release: 25th November 2020

Cat Ryan: Simon Tarbox, Lucas Rothwell & Mary-Anne Murphy 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.

Modern Art-Rock Trio that infuses infectious melodies with conscientious lyricism, creating a sound unique to Cat Ryan.

“Already been supported by Nick Roberts in the North East, and no wonder!”   Tom Robinson – BBC Radio 6 / Fresh On The Net

“Warm vocals and an amazingly catchy melody wrap introspective lyrics into a feelgood atmosphere and create earworm potential.” – When The Horn Blows

“Based in Newcastle, the band bend the rules of pop and rock” – AnalogueTrash

“sparkly bop that is an upbeat and bright and masterful bit of art-rock/shoegaze.” The Girls At The Rock Show

“Cat Ryan is no ordinary modern shoegaze band. Oh no. These guys are paving way for a new era of British dreamy indie-pop.” – Indietronica

“Cat Ryan deliver their latest single ‘Mannerism’, one that is sure to turn attention even further in their direction” – Yack Magazine

Cat Ryan – Mary Shelley Song

Cat Ryan – Blessed Through The TV

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