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Confuse the cat



Upbeat Flemish emo. Think Deus meets Franz Ferdinand, with a touch of the Delgados, that's Confuse the Cat. Former Reiziger frontman Geert Plessers' influence is very audible, the songs still have those rough edges and eerie repetitive guitar riffs. But Confuse the Cat manages to take the songs beyond where a lot of emo bands get stuck in soundscaping: adding melody and up tempo rythms make the songs much easier to digest and far more diverse.
When I saw them live yesterday at the Vera downstage bar, they had just played another gig for a enthusiastic crowd of 600. This didn't stop them from going all out for the measly 30 or 40 people that had patiently awaited their arrival at half past midnight. It was well worth the wait, though, as they put on an energetic live performance that even survived the lousy accoustics of the room. Rests me to recommend their new album "New medicine" that I bought at the show yesterday, and that hasn't left my cd-player since I put it there this morning.

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