Wild Cat Strike – Hope & Ruin, Brighton – LIVE REVIEW

Wild Cat Strike, Hope & Ruin – Brighton, 18.02.2018 Photo Credit: Hayley Smith

Brighton’s Wild Cat Strike have come a long way since the days of 8-minute-long instrumental tracks. Now armed with more succinct records the beautifully-noisy quartet took to the stage in their home town to tug on some heart strings.

The very best bands in the world have endured an extensive development process, and Wild Cat Strike have done their fair share of growth.

Formed in 2012, they have six years of gigging under their belts with slots at 2000 Trees Festival and recently supporting Brighton-locals The Xcerts.

But in that time the band have also narrowed in on the beauty of their sound and begun to deliver it in neatly laconic tracks and back to back singles.

The songs are shorter than they use to be but the striking-melancholy is as beautiful as ever and, if anything, more directly effective.

Wild Cat Strike, Hope & Ruin – Brighton, 18.02.2018 Photo Credit: Hayley Smith

Wild Cat Strike create an enchanting soundscape whilst performing live – the sort you can absolutely lose yourself in. If the mood calls then there is no better soundtrack to your existential wonderings than new single Graves.

But the glory lies within the moments Wild Cat Strike step out of their despondence. Flourishes of raw anger fly out from the stage to powerfully hit the audience and, to that end, the band seem to have perfectly encapsulated the human experience in their sound and live performance.

The band are currently wrapping up their debut full-length album which is set to drop later this year. If they manage to capture the raw emotion of their live performance with that record it’s set to be the tear-jerker of the year.

CATCH WILD CAT STRIKE AT BRIGHTON’S FOLKLORE SESSIONS AND BAD POND FESTIVAL.  

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