FIRST LISTEN: The Catenary Wires, “Mirrorball”

The Catenary Wires

We are quite pleased to present you with this exclusive first taste of the brand new single by The Catenary Wires! Slated for release on April 16th via Shelflife Records (USA) and Skep Wax, it’s a corker of a single. Rob Pursey and Amelia Fletcher and their new band delve deep into a sophisticated pop that recalls mid-80s Everything But The Girl. It’s an enjoyable listen, and a nice little way to start your working week.

Preorder Mirrorball here:  The Catenary Wires



Mirrorball takes two lonely single people, and takes them for a night out in an 80s disco.  Surrounded by divorcees and middle-aged drunks, will they be too shy to talk, or will they find some love action?  Is this going to be heaven or hell?

This is definitely the most positive and the most romantic duet The Catenary Wires have ever released.   With delicate – and not so delicate – musical tributes to the 80s, Mirrorball  starts off sceptical, but ends up falling in love with the music of a decade that was pure, unsubtle, tasteless and synthetic.  The 80s disco turns out to be heavenly!

Rob Pursey and Amelia Fletcher (ex Talulah Gosh, Heavenly) started The Catenary Wires as a duo, but they’re a full band now – and this record really feels the benefit of inspired contributions from Fay Hallam (keyboard), Ian Button (drums) and Andy Lewis (bass).

The Catenary Wires write songs for grown-up indie kids.  They don’t pretend to be 23 any more, but they do remember what it felt like.   The song is a combination of joy and regret, innocence and experience.

MIRRORBALL is the first single from upcoming album Birling Gap. 

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