£10.99Cats In Space are delighted to announce that they will be releasing a live recording, Cats Alive!', on 23 Feb 2018. The record will be available as a CD, blue heavyweight vinyl, and download.Visit product page →
The show was recorded at a particularly raucous night on the band's tour with Thunder earlier this year. Guitarist Greg Hart said, 'This musical feast was recorded live in front of 4000 nutty folk at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena. Listen for yourself, but we think we picked the right night to record.'
It's been a pretty amazing year so far for Cats In Space, who follow their own headline tour with an opening slot on the Deep Purple UK arena tour. On top of that, the second album Scarecrow'has been given rave reviews across the board, both home and abroad.
Powerplay said, 'Those melodies we loved on the debut? Those backing vocals? The sense of pop and performance? All here. All still present. All just brilliant. This is frequently breathtaking.'
Classic Rock said, 'Vocal harmonies - fabulous, luscious and pouting - rule the roost in AOR-style pop'.
HRH magazine simply concluded, 'Feline it yet. You will be!'
Their exuberant 70s-inspired music may hark back to the glory days but, by delivering no-holds-barred live shows at full throttle across the country, their committed and sincere approach to blowing the roof off is finding a warm welcome.
Cats Alive!'captures just one fantastic night but in truth encapsulates everything that this band is about. Every live show and every single radio play brings them new fans - Cats In Space have a fine line in purr-suasion!
1. Too Many Gods
2. Only In Vegas
3. Last Man Standing
4. The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
5. Mr. Heartache
6. Greatest Story Never Told
7. Five Minute Celebrity
Release Date: 23/02/2018
£12.992LP set is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide in a gatefold sleeve on white vinyl.Visit product page →
'Cats in Space, with their love of the 70s and their superb hummable choruses are here to remind us of better, more innocent times...' Classic Rock magazine
CATS in SPACE have caused quite a stir since landing in 2015. With their unique sounds they will transport you back to the days of 70s Classic Rock. Think loud guitars, walls of soaring multi tracked vocal harmonies, grandiose pianos, and huge sing able choruses. It's purr-fect!
Touring with legendary rock giants Deep Purple, Status Quo & Thunder playing UK arenas, plus Hyde Park with Phil Collins and Blondie the Cats have gained an ever-growing army of faithful fans, gaining incredible live reviews along the way.
From humble beginnings to Hammersmith Odeon, Hyde Park and the London 02 Arena is just part of the incredible journey for these Cats so far...They have released two critically acclaimed albums in Too Many Gods'(2015) and Scarecrow'(2017) which made the UK national top 30 chart, and was voted top 10 in the Planet Rock album review'of 2017.
Reviews worldwide were nothing short of incredible, 'Breath taking' as one reviewer put it! A storming live album, Cats Alive!'(2018) was released to document the incredible live performance the band put on and cementing the band as front runners in the UK rock scene.
Now it is time for them to unleash the brand-new album in 2019, with more live shows planned for their next phase of world domination. So, may we invite you to join us on a DAYTRIP TO NARNIA'. An album crammed with even more outrageousness than all their predecessors combined. Jam packed with incredible artwork and extras it is special. Very. A huge Epic Long Player'featuring on one side, soon to be Power pop classics like the single Hologram Man'& Silver & Gold'through to the acoustic power ballad Chasing Diamonds'with vocals reaching out to the stars.
Flip it over and you see the conceptual 27-minute masterpiece that is The story of Johnny Rocket'. Six songs making up a Space travelling masterpiece'turning from rock to disco to heart wrenching balladry in one flight...A bold huge musical move that only these Cats can pull off in this day and age of musical blandness. It is a vinyl journey'that will leave you breathless......So strap yourselves in as we take you out of this world.
2. She Talks Too Much
3. Hologram Man
4. Tragic Alter Ego
5. Silver & Gold
6. Chasing Diamonds
7. Unicorn - The Story Of Johnny Rocket': Space Overture
8. Johnny Rocket
9. Thunder In The Night
10. One Small Step
12. Yesterday's News
13. Destination Unknown
Release Date: 01/03/2019
£11.99“The album title for us reflects the feelings that so many people have been experiencing over the last two unprecedented years of darkness.Visit product page →
We feel it is time to ‘turn the lights back on’ and shine some positivity and joyousness...” CATS in SPACE are all set to return this summer with their fifth studio album which boldly promises to musically go “where no band has gone before..” the SUN!
Kickstart the Sun, which took nine solid months to complete, and was partly recorded at the legendary RAK Studios in London, has once more raised the bar that was already set super high by their previous chart hitting albums.
The familiar team of producer/guitarist and principal songwriter Greg Hart and engineer Ian Caple sees the new album clocking in at a ‘stratospheric sixty-three minutes’ across a double album to be released in a variety of coloured formats, with an expanded limited double CD also on offer.
The album features some very special guests who help to confirm that the band are pushing their musical boundaries to the absolute maximum on this epic journey with no less than fifteen brand new songs. Joining the CATS on the fifteen-song opus is the legendary Pedal steel player B.J. Cole (the man behind Tiny Dancer, Baker Street and No Regrets by the Walker Brothers amongst a star-studded CV) who guests on several tracks. Alongside B.J. is the Australian virtuoso Ian Cooper dubbed the ‘One Man String Orchestra’ and for the first time a real brass and horn section courtesy of Jack Birchwood.
But, there is more! Guesting vocally alongside seventh cat Mick Wilson is Emily Lynne and Lara Smiles from the Australian Pink Floyd and ‘The Duchess’ Julie Maguire, who gets to sing an incredible duet with CAT frontman and co-writer Damien Edwards.
The familiar CAT line-up of Steevi Bacon on drums/co-writer, Dean Howard on guitars, Jeff Brown on bass/vocals and the ‘Mad Hatter himself’ Andy Stewart on keyboards, alongside Damien and Greg have all delivered ‘performances of giants’ according to engineer Ian Caple. Greg Hart once more picks up the story.
“After the overwhelming success of Atlantis we knew that we had to push even further with this album as very early on, it became clear that the new songs were going to be very special. Two in particular I knew had the potential to be, for me, the greatest and most emotive CATS’ songs ever.
Adding in our special guests was a logical step in helping us make the ‘cinematic’ sound we strived to achieve for the album. I assure you it is a huge sound that we believe will blow people away…we say it every album of course, but this time there’s something else, something more magical in the grooves for every listener.” Although the album centres around three epic songs including the title track, woven amongst the bombast the signature CATS’ power-pop-sound is still very much in place, with some beautiful balladry and more than a sprinkling of 70s infused pomp rock.
With Steevi and Damien contributing more to the writing, CATS seem to have discovered another level in terms of artistry. Sky-scraping vocals, drum solos, guitar battles, an army of keyboards and even orchestral sections all add up to ensure that the listener is taken on a triumphant journey that they will never want to end. There is even some serious foot stompin’ from a group of die-hard CAT Fans who visited Echo Zoo Studio and RAK Studios during the recording! The whole album climaxes on side four with ten minutes of what the band call ‘their finest hour’.
The album artwork, once again by Andy Kitson, helps to tell the cinematic story of Kickstart The Sun.
“It is a real ‘musical chocolate box’ featuring all the things that we are now known for and, although we broke the bank and beyond making this album, we knew we had to put everything on the line for it as the songs deserved it… It may well be the most expensive album we will ever make but we are confident everyone will fully appreciate its majesty. ‘Kickstart’ encapsulates everything that is CATS in SPACE and much more … we are all super proud of it.” GH.
Kickstart the Sun the album, is set for release on JULY 29th. It will be available as a limited edition double RED MARBLE vinyl with booklet, a YELLOW MARBLE vinyl with booklet and as a super deluxe double CD including a 10-track bonus disc with exclusive recordings and alternative mixes.
A host of new merchandise will also be available from the band’s Webstore to coincide with all releases. All formats will be distributed throughout the UK and Europe by CARGO RECORDS. *** The band will be making their first festival headline appearance at the CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL on JUNE 18th and will also appear as special guests to King King at Chepstow Castle on August 20th.
*** The band then begin their 2022 headline UK tour on September 29th and the Kickstart the Sun tour looks set to be their biggest yet, with a third exclusive double A-side tour single released to accompany the dates. If that is not enough, more live shows are in discussion and they even have their sights set on America and Canada, as the band have recently made waves across the pond courtesy of some wonderful YouTube channels, radio stations and road trips to Las Vegas. So kick back and be prepared for what will be the most eagerly awaited release of 2022.
IT’S TIME TO ‘KICKSTART THE SUN’ - IT’S A WORLDWIDE MISSION’….
1. Kickstart The Sun Intro
2. King Of Stars
3. Poke The Witch
4. Teenage Millionaires
5. Goodbye To The American Dream
6. 1,000,000 Miles
7. Fifty-One Pillow Bed
8. Charlie's Ego
9. Kickstart The Sun
10. A Big Balloon
11. Smoke & Mirrors
13. Last Dance Saloon
14. Bootleg Bandoleros
15. Kickstart The Sun - Reprise
CD Bonus Disc:
1. Charlie's Ego (‘turbo' version)
2. 1,000,000 Miles (Duet ft. Julie 'The Duchess' Maguire)
3. King Of Stars (Rock Edit)
4. Goodbye To The American Dream (Extended)
5. Atlantis (Live at RAK)
6. I Fell Out Of Love With Rock n Roll (Live at RAK)
7. 1,000,000 Miles (Live at RAK)
8. Bootleg Bandoleros (Instrumental)
9. Last Dance Saloon (Instrumental)
10. King Of Stars (Instrumental)