Cat's Eyes is the self-titled debut album by London-based alternative pop duo Cat's Eyes, released on April 11, 2011 on the Polydor record label. The album featured the songs "Cat's Eyes" and "The Best Person I Know", which previously appeared on the group's Broken Glass EP, along with eight other tracks including "The Lull" (which the band noted was the first song they wrote for the project).
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In fact, the most disappointing thing with this album is that there’s not more of it. Clocking in at a meagre twenty-six minutes, the record is surprisingly brief – even considering that it was perhaps a little rushed with it being a side-project. This short duration isn’t without it’s positives, as the record’s appeal simply doesn’t get the chance to wear thin, but given that what there is proves wholly enjoyable you can’t help but feel a little undernourished come it’s premature conclusion.
The past continues to be the focus in Cat's Eyes, Badwan's collaborative project with Canadian opera singer and t Rachel Zeffira. The pair create gauzy reminiscences of 1950s and 60s pop, while their videos and visual design resemble the flickering glow of a damaged, ancient TV set. Even Cat's Eyes' first show took place in a particularly old-world venue: St. Peter's Basilica, in Vatican City. Zeffira sounds like she's already gone, though: She maintains her distance throughout Cat's Eyes. Any hint of her operatic training has been wiped clean and replaced with a delivery that rarely breaks past a coolly delivered sing-chant. Initially, the choice not to exercise what's a fairly unique ability comes off as a bit strange; you'd think that she would want to see how at least one of these songs would sound in her full-throated soprano.
Cat’s Eyes are a duo formed by Rachel Zeffira, a soprano and classical t, and Faris Badwan (The Horrors).
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