Some music sounds better within the warm embrace of sunshine and this new album from Catz ‘n Dogz does just that. Albeit, with an air of uncertainly coursing through certain tracks such as on the opening Sunrise, which has James Yuill’s yearning vocals questioning the nature of being. Grainy structures are then explored on the soulfully tempting Life, while the more celebratory melodies of Meditate featuring Heather Chelan speak for themselves. The use of varying patterns of rhythm, the sheer depths of emotion, plus sweet production values all define this album’s innate strength. The title track itself almost defiantly sets the drums to four on the floor as whispered voices alongside cool trumpet blasts heighten a sense of reassurance. Likewise Jaw’s vocal on Time also feels remarkably transparent. Finally, the prophetic words of Tomorrow seek to end with the thoughts: What if tomorrow never comes, and we’re never going to dance again?
Release: June 26