* PREORDER * NATIVE CATS - The Way On Is The Way Off LP (colour vinyl)
* PREORDER * expected to arrive Fri 10th Nov
Limited edition red colour vinyl. Black wax also available.
Highly recommended. Wished we had been able to see them last weekend at The Eighty Six!
Fifth album from the cult Tasmanian duo - consisting of singer/synth operator Chloe Alison Escott and bassist Julian Teakle - pairs minimalist post-punk bass and drum machine arrangements with twisting, incisive lyrics that captivate.
Recorded with producer Ben von Fürstenberg, The Way On is the Way Off takes a meticulous, painterly approach to the band's heavy, scorching songs. Every element is chosen for its thematic resonance and emotional impact.
Chloe's lyrics arise from deep-rooted trauma and identity issues she is finally facing head-on, as well as reflections on post-punk history and lineage - the title of the album is drawn from the rules and principles David Thomas wrote for his band Pere Ubu.
With the setbacks and self-doubt now a distant memory, The Way On is the Way Off is everything The Native Cats hoped it could be when its completion seemed impossible, and everything they have been working towards since the day they began.