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Thursday, 18 July 2013

#136: Cat Bear Tree - Let's Share Hearts (EP review)


Years ago, the DIY aesthetic belonged, almost completely, to a generation of punks and counter-culturists; a generation that was maligned by the mainstream, yet one that viewed it's naysayers with equally high contempt. However, in this day and age, when almost every band is signed to some form of label or another, and majors are avoided like the plague more often than not, it seems that the DIY route is the route of choice for more than a select few bands. One such band is London's Cat Bear Tree. A trio of lasses whose music is a delightfully moreish blend of riot grrrl sensibilities with a smattering of post-punk ambition, topped off with a saccharine pop veneer that masks the energy beneath it.