Cat Dog Bird | Headfirst Into the Riddle

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Headfirst Into the Riddle

by Cat Dog Bird

This debut record by folky-pop band Cat Dog Bird is about stories of disappointment and fury, redemption and recovery wrapped in melody driven songs which scream and whisper into the heart.
Genre: Folk: Urban Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Wolf
4:57 $0.99
2. Begging for Change
3:24 $0.99
3. Disconnect
4:00 $0.99
4. Lost Ones
3:37 $0.99
5. Elsewhere
4:00 $0.99
6. Fall from the Front Line (feat. Sam Leske)
5:36 $0.99
7. Hurricane
4:08 $0.99
8. Into Fading
3:19 $0.99
9. Landslide
3:47 $0.99
10. Tinseltown
3:06 $0.99
11. New Country
4:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
Headfirst Into The Riddle is a collection of songs written about the inner lives of others, the things we think but rarely speak out loud. The tiny details and observations about the moment that might break us, move us and which may even help to make sense of the everyday weird things that happen. And in this way, it's about me and maybe you too. -Jen Lush

The nucleus of the band is Jen Lush and Andy Voigt but together with an arsenal of great Adelaide muso's they made their debut album in 2013. Influences including Iron and Wine, First Aid Kit, Neil Finn, The Fleet Foxes, Gordon Lightfoot, Neko Case and Calexico. Musicians who appear on the album are: Musicians: Jen Lush, Andy Voigt, Paul Banytis, Steve Pederson, Sam Leske, Holly Thomas, Robin Pratt, Xavia Nou, Briohny Taylor, Hilary Kleinig, Chris Parkinson and Glyn Lehmann. Mixed by Quentin Eyers (Q The Music), Andrew Bayfield (The Full Bench) and mastered by Neville Clark at Disk Edits.

Pete Titchener of Indaily online news says "Throughout the album, there’s a tasteful and thoughtful layering of instruments which provides the listener with an interesting musical landscape without, and this is the key, getting in the way of the lyrics. Nine local musicians contribute throughout the CD with an array of instruments including cellos, drums, bass, Hammond organ, electric and acoustic guitars and tuba.. I’m reluctant to nominate a stand-out track, partly because it’s very subjective but also because each time I listen to the album I discover more gems. However, I do particularly like the lyrics and melody of “Fall from the Front Line”..Lush’s luscious (sorry) vocals are the glue on this recording. She has a clear, soft diction, which is augmented by her own harmonies on many of the songs to provide a rich vocal depth, defining the overall “sound” of the band."

Mark Scruby writes.."On their debut studio album, Adelaide band Cat Dog Bird have laid down 11 songs of rare beauty and disarming honesty. In simple terms, they're melody-driven songs at the nexus of folk, pop and rock. But shot through with raw emotion, wrapped in nuanced arrangements and production, and delivered on the incredible, warm, expressive voice of singer/songwriter Jen Lush, they become a genre of their own. Personal stories of disappointment and fury, redemption and recovery, revenge, fear and frailty, sung in the voice of someone who has lived and loved, laughed and lost, with the confidence to see life for the unsolvable riddle that it is… and jump in headfirst anyway."



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