Album Review: Gypsy & The Cat - 'Gilgamesh'

Disjointed '80s tunes

There was a time when chaps like Aussie duo Gypsy And The Cat, with their big Phil Collins-style reverby drums and saccharine lyrics, would be lampooned as nothing more than MOR merchants. Then, the last couple of years happened: the ’80s became hip and people started listening to Hurts.

‘Gilgamesh’ is steeped more within America’s hypnagogic approximation of said decade, yet shares the close-to-the-wind sincerity of their Manchester contemporaries. They’ve definitely got the hooks, but ultimately the pair need to look towards countrymen The Temper Trap and Empire Of The Sun for lessons in how to do this sort of thing more acceptably.

Simon Jay Catling

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4 / 10

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