Brighton four-piece Wild Cat Strike have the ability to create an authentic noisy-beautiful brand of alternative rock, brimming with post-rock and folk influences.

Channelling gleeful cacophony into an engrossing soundscape of off-kilter indie pop, the quartet have developed a formidable live sound – having performed sets at Arc Tangent and Y Not Festival- as well as received high-profile media support in the last year. 

The band’s newest single ‘Swamp’ encapsulates a stuck, sinking feeling with its clever use of slow, sluggish sonics and distorted guitars. 

The song is kind of about inevitability and mortality—like a swamp, the harder you fight something you can’t control, the more you’ll struggle to keep your head above water. 

Commenting on the single, frontman Danny Byrom says:“I wanted to make a song where parts were almost an onomatopoeia. The song is kind of about inevitability and mortality—like a swamp, the harder you fight something you can’t control, the more you’ll struggle to keep your head above water. It sounds very bleak but after the passing of someone I was once very close to, the only thing you can do is hope that the sun is shining. Hell l don’t know, then maybe there’d be no swamps in the first place.”

The premise is that there’s a masked dinner party and then I start murdering the guests one by one.

The accompanying video for ‘Swamp’ was directed by Molly Boughen – who also stars in the footage and directed the band’s visuals for ‘Satellite Towns’ – with camerawork by Tom Strong.

Speaking of the video, bassist Chris Whitehorn says : We’ve sort of tried to tie the videos together so that they exist in the same universe with a similar look and feel – all slowed down to half time. The premise is that there’s a masked dinner party and then I start murdering the guests one by one. The video also stars a banging leek and potato soup that I made.”

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