01. You Don't Have My Past
Upbeat Flemish emo. Think Deus meets Interpol and The Pixies
with a touch of the The Chameleons, that's Confuse the Cat. Former Reiziger
frontman Geert Plessers' influence is very audible, the songs still have those
rough edges and eerie repetitive guitar riffs. But Confuse the Cat manages
to take the songs beyond where a lot of emo bands get stuck in soundscaping:
adding melody and up tempo rythms make the songs much easier to digest and
far more diverse. It would be better to address this Belgian
guitar band, arisen from the remainders of cult band Reiziger, as a postpunk
band with a steady pumping dance edge.
The melting guitars, the propulsive disco beats and the synth hooks remind
of the gang of pure Eighties bands as â??The Chameleons', â??The
Sound', â??New Order' and â??Sonic Youth'.
Confuse The Cat knows how to let underground guitars sound above-ground.
Influences / Similar Artists:
Obi, Slowdive, Deus, Chameleons, Radiohead