King of Cats RIP
King of Cats are one of those bands that you either get or you don’t. Front man Max Levy’s scratchy nasal vocals can be off putting at first, but once you get it, you realise that the songs are full of life affirming passion and postmodern pathos. Now Levy has released a new song under his own name, rather than under the King of Cats moniker.
Like his previous material Big Jump is lo-fi, provocative and totally engrossing. Through its three minutes duration Levy weaves a complex story through subtle minimal musical elements. Levy has now retired his King of Cats pseudonym and will release more music under his own name. What is clear however is that it doesn’t matter what name he uses as the music is always incredibly well written and produced. While this is an initial big jump, it appears to be one that could yield some fantastic next year and beyond.