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!