Cat’s Eyes’ Rachel Zeffira unveils new solo album ‘The Deserters’

The multi-instrumentalist's debut solo effort features east Londoners Toy and SCUM

Cat’s Eyes Rachel Zeffira has unveiled details for her new solo project – watch a trailer for the album below.

The Canadian classical musician, who is one half of Cat’s Eyes along with The Horrors‘ frontman Faris Badwan, will release her debut solo LP ‘The Deserters’ on December 10.

‘The Deserters’ was written and produced by Zeffira and features members of east London psych rockers Toy along with SCUM drummer Melissa Rigby. Speaking exclusively to NME about the track ‘Deserter’, which you can hear on the album teaser below, she says: “It leans towards classical because there are so many classical instruments in that song. I wrote it on the piano and the melody just came pouring out”.

To read the full first interview with Zeffira, pick up a copy of this week’s NME, which will hit newsstands tomorrow and will also be available digitally.

Cat’s Eyes formed in 2010. The duo released their debut self-titled album the following year. Speaking of plans for another Cat’s Eyes record, she said the pair are already working on new material: “It’s a work in progress,” she said. It will definitely be different from the last one. There won’t be any ’60s girl groups – I guess because that was the starting point and we’re not at the start anymore.”

Zeffira has also announced details of her debut solo show, which will take place on October 18 at St Andrew’s Church in London.