“Cat & Calmell’s scintillating pop debut is a ready-made chart topper with a jubilant chorus filled with a kaleidoscope of vibrant synth melodies and a hook that was made for singing along with all your closest friends without a care in the world.” – A1234
“Cat & Calmell’s ‘dumbshit is a perfect debut.” –Project U
“Hooky, compact, luscious, the sound of the future.” – Junkee
Emerging Sydney-based duo Cat & Calmell are thrilled to kick off the new year with the release of their second single Dramatic and the accompanying video directed by Louis Brandt.
Produced by WA-born talent Hauskey and mixed by Justin Hergett (FINNEAS, Ashe), the brooding new single cements Cat & Calmell as ones to watch in 2021. With biting lyrics and an assured, confident energy, the song was written during a period of reflection on the current climate crisis.
Of the release, they say: “Dramatic is one of our favourites! We wrote this song as a way to express our frustration at the people in power and their complacency with the state of the world, it’s a cry of frustration from our generation to theirs and we hope it resonates and you think it’s a good jam!”
Cat & Calmell catapulted into 2020 with their debut release dumbshit. The track was added to full rotation at triple j, received numerous spins on BBC Radio 1 and collected praise from The Guardian, NME Australia, Pilerats and Monster Children, among others. The song gained placement in a number of prominent playlists across both Spotify and Apple Music including the hugely popular Diplo & Friends playlist. To round out a killer first year, the pair shared the ‘Dumbshit Remix Pack’, which featured two remixes by Loods and Grammy-nominated trio Mansionair and unveiled their first ‘Bedroom Session‘ live performance.
Dramatic by Cat & Calmell is out now via EMI
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