WILD CAT STRIKE release ‘Horses’ acoustic video
Brighton shows in Nov/Dec plotted
‘Horses’, the first in a pair of back-to-back single releases to come from Wild Cat Strike, has received a re-imagining in a haunting acoustic version which has now been revealed in this video footage. The folk-like approach is spearheaded by vocalist/guitarist Danny Byrom’s unique melodic tones and there’s even a glockenspiel in the mix.
Brighton based, Wild Cat Strike have played festivals including 2000trees and Y Not plus support slots for bands including The Xcerts, as well as regular headline shows in their hometown and beyond. This acoustic version of ‘Horses’ demonstrates their musical nuance and prowess.
Wild Cat Strike’s compelling new recordings have found the perfect niche on the sonically adventurous Small Pond imprint, home to the likes of The Physics House Band and Luo.
Byrom finds influence between Bright Eyes and Bukowski, quoting the latter on ‘Horses’ – a track that couples dynamic section changes with raw and honest melody. Max Boughen (guitar), Chris Whitehorn (bass) and Joe Caple (drums) complete the immersive sonic backdrop. As personal and lyrically charged as ever, this new song finds Byrom ruminating on life, death and memory, lines such as “I won’t be at your birthday but I’ll be at your funeral” painting a sad and candid landscape for both the narrator and listener.
22nd November – Brighton @ The Prince Albert w/Family Fiction
11th December – Brighton @ The Hope w/Don’t Worry
Wild Cat Strike (‘waɪld ‘kæt ‘straɪk) n. 1 The feeling of folk-like intention with aggressive execution 2 The experience of immersion in sound 3 The manic shift between harmonious beauty and cacophony: [<Lat. ferus cattus inpello] Synonyms; None.