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Cats In Space ‘Too Many Gods’ Album Details Revealed

UK’s CATS in SPACE have landed! A brand new six piece band who, armed with their exciting brand of ‘Power Pop Rock‘, will transport you back to the heady days of the 70s when bands like ELOQueen10cc & Cheap Trick, in particular, ruled the airwaves.  CATS in SPACE featuring band members with a wealth if experience in the music business for over 30 years, both as writers and performers for bands like: The Sweet, Asia, T’Pau, Ian Gillan Band, Mike Oldfield, Airrace & Arena to name a few, you can expect performances if the highest caliber. Their debut album ‘Too Many Gods‘  is released worldwide in October 2, 2015 via Harmony Factory/Cargo Records.

From the album ‘Too Many Gods‘, a debut single, ‘Mr. Heartache‘ is released as a digital download on SEPTEMBER 7th 2015.  Co-written by founder member and guitaristGREG HART and MICK WILSON (10cc), it also featured a guest appearance by legendary Glam Rocker ANDY SCOTT from THE SWEET on both vocals and guitar. The new ‘Mr. Heartache‘ video can be viewed below.

https://youtu.be/cdy7zmLHAJY


The new album ‘Too Many Gods‘, in typical vintage fashion, will be available in limited 12” deluxe gatefold vinyl and also as a replica LP Compact Disc and digital download.

Tracklisting:
1. ARRIVAL
2. TOO MANY GODS
3. STOP
4. LAST MAN STANDING
5. MR HEARTACHE ** Guest appearance by Andy Scott (SWEET)
6. UNFINISHED SYMPHONY
7. SCHOOLYARD FANTASY ** CD only
8. THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD ** Orchestra arranged and composed by Mike Moran, ** Guest lead vocals Mick Wilson
9. ONLY IN VEGAS
10. MAN IN THE MOON ** Guest lead vocals Mick Wilson
11. FIVE-MINUTE CELEBRITY
12. VELVET HORIZON

Too Many Gods‘   was recorded and produced at Yellow Fish studios in Sussex, with long-term copilot IAN CAPLE.  All songs were written by GREG HART, or co-written by GREG HART andMICK WILSON, who also features on backing vocal and guest  lead vocals, alongside PAUL MANZI, creating a spectacular result…  Also, for the album’s centerpiece, the band recruited legendary producer and orchestral genius MIKE MORAN, famous for many musical contributions including FREDDIE MERCURY‘S ‘Barcelona‘.  Mike arranged and scored an 80 piece orchestrafor the seven minute epic ‘The Greatest Story Never Told‘.

With soaring skyscraper vocal harmonies, hook laden choruses, drenched in guitars, vintage synthesizers and orchestrations, the ‘CATS in SPACE‘ pull no punches in delivering their symphonic ‘Power Pop Rock‘ and hide no influences along the way.  As the band say, this album is “All killer, no kitty litter!

Band:
GREG HART – Guitars, Vocals, Synthesizer
PAUL MANZI – Lead vocals
STEEVI BACON – Drums, Percussion
DEAN HOWARD – Guitar
JEFF BROWN – Bass guitar, Vocals
ANDY STEWART – Piano, Synthesizer, Vocoder, Wurlitzer

Special guest players:
MICK WILSON – Guest Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keys
ANDY SCOTT – Guitar, Vocals
JANEY BOMBSHELL – Backing Vocals
GREG CAMBURN – Saxophone
MIKE MORAN – Orchestra arranger and performer, Piano, Organ

CATS in SPACE, it’s like ELO and New England colliding with Queen, whilst 10CC look on from afar. I get listen to an awful lot of music, and this is the first thing this year that has gotten me genuinely excited. (Rob Evans – PowerPlay)

CATS in SPACE ‘Mr Heartache‘: This is a very stylish specimen of AOR, with keyboards that wobble and choruses that soar and voices that harmonise like E.L.O. meets REO Speedwagon round at 10CC‘s house. It’s made by people who’ve played with everyone from Asia to Ian Gillan to Mike Oldfield and The Sweet (original Sweet guitarist Andy Scott is on  board), so they clearly know what they’re doing. And what a great name! Everybody now: CATS… IN… SPAAAAAAACE! (TeamRock)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/catsinspaceband

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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