“It’s the most resonant pop song to unexpectedly emerge in 2010… This is a rare species of pop music that doesn’t press itself upon you. It bleeds and smears and evolves and gradually becomes alive” – MESS + NOISE, Track of 2010 (Swimming Pool) read more
Catcall is the moniker of electronic pop artist Catherine Kelleher. Since the project’s inception in 2007 Catcall has transformed from lo-fi beat purveyor to sassy and inventive dance pop artist. Catherine cut her musical teeth as a teenager in DIY punk group Kiosk, a band famed for their polarizing and bratty no-wave noise sound that eventually discovered a pop sensibility within the aggression and urgency of punk rock.
With an incredibly wide range of influences and a frightening obsession with pop music from all eras, Catherine created Catcall as project where she could explore her pop sensibility further on her own within the realms of beats and synthesizers.
She released the critically acclaimed ‘Anniversary’ EP in 2008 on her own label, which was described by Mess + Noise as “…an attitude-driven recording, oozing confidence and style, but never lacking depth and personality; music to dance to and music to think to. Just superb.”
In 2010 Catcall released ‘Swimming Pool’, considered by many to be one of the best songs of the year – Mess + Noise named it the ‘Track of 2010’ while The Vine listed it in their ‘Top 10 Pop Jams of 2010’.
‘Swimming Pool’ is the first cut from Catcall’s highly anticipated debut album, ‘The Warmest Place’, set for release later this year. The track set hearts aflutter and folks atwitter when it hit the internet in the form of an extended remix by producer Julian Mendelsohn (Frankie Goes To Hollywood, INXS, Pet Shop Boys) which features in the download bundle. ‘Swimming Pool’ hit the number one spot on Hype Machine after influential US music television supervisor Scott Vener (of Entourage fame) tweeted about its brilliance while the likes of Fader, Rose Quartz and Electrorash all dived in to give the song massive kudos.
Get ready to hear a whole lot more from Catcall this year.