It took me a while to notice but the newest LP by Marseille group Catalogue turns out to be their strongest effort to date. Where their sound could still be a little tiring on their previous LP, they show a lot more variety on their newest one keeping things interesting throughout. Their noisy post punk, as usual being driven forward by eighties-style drum machine beats, may owe a little to Big Black in some parts, Live Skull in others or some no-wave dissonance gets loaded up with catchy hooks. In Houseplants we even get to hear some almost synth-/new wave stylings.
Catalogue - Modern Delusion
Saturday, February 25, 2023 | Records | Noise Rock, Post Punk