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Boomkat Product Review:
Delightful jammer from the semi-mythical Swell Maps / Television Personalities-affiliated Scottish indie pop janglers The Catburgers. Essential listening for any C86 or Flying Nun aficionados - think The Pastels, The Field Mice, BMX Bandits.
There are some bands that seem to exist more in the memory than in any tangible reality. The Catburgers have languished in obscurity since their 1980s Edinburgh scene debut, mulled over in quiet tones until tracks began to seep thru the digital ether and appear on SoundCloud over a decade ago. With help from the National Sound Archives, Copenhagen's FELT imprint has managed to rebake the original master tape for an EP that was recorded in 1987 for Dan Treacy's Dreamworld label. Somehow the record never initially saw the light of day - it was shelved indefinitely and the band inevitably evaporated.
Listening now it's easy to hear how they begin to complete a fuller picture of the Scottish indie scene; lead track 'Holiday House' is catchy and warmly simplistic, the kind of sketchily perfect rawness that would go on to inform music from Glasgow's The Delgados and their Chemikal Underground acolytes. Fittingly, Jowe Head from Brummie DIY/post-punk legends Swell Maps appears on short, rugged belter 'The Acid Tree', assuring us that The Catburgers aren't all whimsy. 'Diving for the Brick' splits the difference, retaining the bassy pace of its predecessor but returning to the swept-hair feels dump of 'Holiday House'. Lovely stuff.