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catalyse16.jpg Local: Catalyse

Teesside outfit Catalyse look like a real band, don’t they? I mean a REAL band. Luckily for us, that’s exactly what they are.

A past review of Catalyse describes them as “unapologetic ‘pedal to the metal’ rock and rock”. It set me to wondering what apologetic ‘pedal to the metal’ would sound like. “Sorry! I’m afraid that we’re going to have to floor it again! Don’t mind us!” No matter. Their new Cut Throat and Bones EP certainly passes muster because it’s a lot more than pedal to the metal. They have a brooding, rumbustious quality, which, yes, may have people lobbing names around like Queens of the Stone Age, but that is certainly no bad thing. And this band are tight, man, tighter than Dale Winton’s hot pants, and marry their heaviness with a wired melodic intent. What’s more they display real songwriting chops that sits nicely with their obvious playing skills. Some bands try to get by on bluster alone – call it pedal to the metal – but Catalyse have many more strings to their bow than that and they’re not afraid to use them.

Seek: catalyseband.com