This project is somewhere in between a tribute to our own city and an experiment in sounds that we've found abroad. The approach to this record was far less precious than it was for our debut and two shoes. It was a kind of surprise record we almost didn't expect to make. We wrote the material very quickly, and had an excellent and robust few weeks recording it.
The record is some ways serious and in some ways stupendous. There are ethnics, locals, sad songs, adventure songs, musical chorus', screamers, and a collection of soul references. There are strings sections, Sitars, Tablas, horn sections, short punchy arrangements as well as some excellent solos. It is the kind of recording people might get to hear a different side of The Cat Empire, but it's still soulful, strange, humorous, whimsical, sometimes sad, sometimes delirious, mis-placed and undoubtedly Catempiracle as well