Cave Cat - ‘The Abject’ from ‘Deception’ 7”
Westkust - ‘Surf’ from ‘Junk’ EP
Goteborg’s Cave Cat followed their tragically unsung city-mates Damn The Lion in capturing the ghosts of Bradford and Chameleons in their guitar tendrils. Making minor chord melancholia in the vein of East Village and The Windmills, they gave away two free-to-download singles in the opening months of the year that I for one clutched eagerly to my tatty bruised heart. A perfectly formed clear vinyl 7” followed in October
Label-mates Westkust meanwhile turned in a fabulous 12” EP for the same Luxury label a month or two previously. It’s fizz and burn was reminiscent of Wedding Present playing songs for a fuzzed out beach party, leaving hearts beautifully, blissfully bruised.