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On my stereo this week: ‘Doom generation’ by London-based Cat SFX.

Cat SFX – ‘Doom Generation’.

Glasgow-born record industry maverick Alan McGee recently got back in the music industry game. In short, that’s a godsend for exciting new talent in the UK, especially bands with a primary focus on guitar rock. One of McGee’s recent signings to his Creative 23 record label, is a four-piece London-based band called Cat SFX. Their debut single Doom Generation has been gaining traction in recent weeks in indie circles and has been enjoying a repeated run on my stereo this week. What I love about it is its infectious pop punk infused sound and caustic lyrics that takes aim at our digital world. Interestingly, former Sony ATV songwriter and frontwoman , simply known as Cat, originally wrote Doom Generation as a poem. But after meeting songwriter/producer Gordon Mills late last year, together they shaped it into a thumbing guitar driven pop punk anthem.

As Cat explains: “Doom Generation is a commentary on my personal experiences of mental health issues, big pharmaceutical companies and their “cures”; the massive pressure that’s put on my generation by social media and a reality TV culture that dislocates us from our feelings.”

In truth, there is not a lot more that I know about this exciting new outfit, other than to say that they remind me of somewhere in between Dream Wife and Sonic Youth. Enjoy!

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

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