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Poeticat / Press

“Poeticat are here. Hailing from London, Lisbon and Basildon the five-piece have managed to fuse spoken word vocal delivery with some of the most far out, psychedelic leaning space noises I have ever heard. With backgrounds in the poetry scene, theatre arts and the Institute of Contemporary Music it is no wonder that Baj Kenrick, Catherine Marindale, Vic Meadowcroft, Ziggi Jadovski and ( wait for it...) Dr Goat Foot’s music is something of the extraordinary. Their track ‘Kind Words Soft Kill’ uses Catherine Marindale’s already prominent spoken word style with Ziggi Jadovski’s experimental harmonies and some pretty surreal instrumentation to create something that is completely original and genre bending. If you’re after something you may not have heard before then go no further. You can’t really get any more different than this.”

“‘Kind Words Soft Kill’ starts like a backward sliding water flume. The oily water dribbles past your limbs as you ascend into a nervous space. The voice is chalky and it doesn’t really get juiced until the lacework of stings begins. Then a little tapped rhythm flutters like a hat-rim feather. The poetry cleverly exploits the knots and crevices in the arrangement.The rhyme often reminded us of Shaznay Lewis’s rap in “Never Ever”. ‘Centre Of The Concrete Square’ is tribal. Strings are plucked, rhythms are bullish and guitars fizz as they boil themselves dry. Catherine’s voice has a common-place ring to it (reminding us of Lily Allen.) This is like having one of Tracey Emin’s unmade beds turned into a song. You know what it is and you should look away - you feel a wobbly sense of voyeurism inside your stomach – but you cannot take your ears off of it.”