Newcastle Outfit Cat Ryan Unleash New Single ‘Mary Shelley Song’

After the success of their earlier singles “Mannerism” and “Blessed Through The TV”, the trio are back with another sumptuous taste of Art-Rock.



Following in the footsteps of their previous successes, this latest instalment carries with it all the hallmarks of what we have come to love about Cat Ryan. From unconventionally fantastic lyricism, to the intertwining guitar melodies that dance effortlessly throughout the mix, this new offering is certainly one to savour.

Despite their playfully exotic approach to songwriting, the use of alternative sources of inspiration serves only to enhance their already heightened sense of originality, thrusting a delicate balance of tone and texture into a dissonance that sparks something ultimately engaging.

It’s a very unique song and, despite the title, it’s only the first verse that’s about Mary Shelley. Lyrically it’s quite random, having been inspired by a variety of memories stemming from my time at college studying for my A-Levels. Essentially, I showed my friends a new song I’d been working on and one of them came up with the first three lines on the spot. It was funny because it doesn’t fully make sense, but that’s sort of the theme of the song: it kind of makes sense to us, but other people will probably wonder how the lyrics were created and what they’re supposed to be about.”

Lead Singer Mary-Anne

Drawing comparisons to similar contemporaries such as Youth Sector, Swine Tax and Coach Party, the north-eastern clique’s avant-garde recipe is as appetising as it is inquisitive, pushing the boundaries within a genre that is otherwise unshakeable. Having already been met with recognition from the likes of Yack Magazine and BBC6 Music, the sky is the limit for one of the UK’s brightest shoegazers.



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