Dublin’s Alt Pop Juggernauts Cat Palace Release Debut Album

Cat Palace is a Dublin based project, spearheaded by David Blaney and fleshed out on record and in live settings with Oisin Trench (of Enemies, The River Fane, etc. on drums) and Christopher Barry (Myles Manley, Ray Brown Band on bass). They recently released their debut full length ”
why don’t you // why don’t you, go off” to critical acclaim and a steadily growing local fanbase, via Dublin’s Little L Records on cassette.

An international affair, “why don’t you // why don’t you, go off”, was written during time spent between Louisville, USA and Dublin, Ireland, before finally hitting the studio in Blaney’s home city – Dublin. Drawing from artists such as Mac Demarco, Leonard Cohen and Cass McCombs, Blaney has crafted a concise, lyrically genius record that captures you effortlessly. The arrangements are unfussy, tuning into guitar pop sensibilities with a tight control of melody that is reminiscent of artists such as Ween, Television and Parquet Courts. Musings on interpersonal relationships, the mundanity of life and at the core devotion and loss fuel the record, with Blaney’s cutting wit sitting perfectly above the instrumentation. Tracks such as “The Bastard In Me” and “Peddle It” stand out particularly as shining examples of this. This all combines neatly for a sonically lush package which you’ll surely have on repeat.

“why don’t you // why don’t you, go off” is available to stream on all major platforms and also on Cat Palace’s Bandcamp, which is linked below.

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Label owner / vintage guitar aficionado / often found playing Earthbound.