The Cat Magic

FRESH: ‘I Don’t Think You Know’ – The Cat Magic

The Cat Magic say “I Don’t Think You Know”!

UK band The Cat Magic have just released their latest tune of 2020, “I Don’t Think You Know”, a groovy, dream-pop/alt-rock anthem to while away those dark nights and look forward to better and brighter times. It’s the Bristol based band’s follow up to “Dovetail Me” and their other issue of 2020, “Just The Way” and was recorded at Humm Studios and Sion Hill, before the first UK lockdown.

The band say: “I Don’t Think You Know” is based on the idea of annihilation and reincarnation into nature. Set across jazzy chords and clanging guitars it’s melodic but dissonant. The lyrics “turn like a leaf left out in the summer sewn on your sleeve” and “I know what I do gunna take what’s mine for you” embodies a connection between a soul occupying nature, still being drawn to their loved one on earth”. The Cat Magic formed 2018 and released their debut single, “Colouriser”, the following year.

The impetus behind the group comes from two childhood friends, Laurence Matone and Alexei Hnatiw and a hard drive full of demos that Laurence had written over the years. The pair later recruited Alexei’s brother, Stefan and work could start turning a bedroom project into a fully functional, multi instrumentalist driven, live outfit. Hugo Bishop (drums, percussion, samples) and Adam Coates (synthesiser) joined the group in mid 2020 further expanding the band’s sonic possibilities. Look out for more awesome songs from this lot in 2021 and, hopefully, some well missed live turns!

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!