Their fifth release on Alan McGee’s tastemaker label It’s Creation Baby, this ain’t their first “Rodeo” by any means. But for those who’ve been following Cat SFX’s evolution to date, their latest is Cat’s most exhilarating and outspoken installment yet. A track that breaks conventions like Bikini Kill, seethes like Veruca Salt and slams like Sleater-Kinney in full-flight. “Rodeo” is a white-knuckle ride of no-nonsense punk rock and nihilistic rage.
“There’s one thing you should know, this ain’t my first Rodeo” – is my way of saying: we’ve seen and heard it all before mate, we won’t be fooled this time round.” says Cat of the track.
Adding to the powerful visuals in the “Rodeo” campaign, the striking cover art for the single was shot by Alun Davies at The Onllwyn Miners Welfare in South Wales. A pivotal location in the Miners’ Strike of 1984, the venue became famous for the funds it raised as the “Lesbians and Gays support Miners” group’s HQ (also prominently featured in the Matthew Warchus film ‘Pride’).
The latest in a formidable run of singles, “Rodeo” follows on from the sassy punk-rock strut of “Upside Down”, the electrifying post-punk thrash of the NME-praised “Reunite”, the electronic skewered fizz of debut single “Doom Generation”, plus the stadium-sized: “All The Money In The World” which received critical acclaim from The Times, a 3-page feature in Rolling Stone Italia and airplay from Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1.
Expanding to a four-piece band based last year, CAT SFX are: Caterina Speranza (Vox), Giancarlo Mariani (guitar), Jacob Morris (bass), and Gordon Mills (drums). No strangers to the London rock and roll scene, Cat SFX are establishing themselves as one of London’s must-see live acts, letting-rip at various ‘Alan McGee presents’ showcases and going down a storm at major venues in support of CAST earlier this year. With more shows in the pipeline, catch the band performing at a venue near you very soon.