Sound System 2016: Cats Eyes


As the world’s finest Sound System continues our mission to bring true sound to festival-goers, some of the many DJs and musicians who’ve experienced it to talk to us about the way they work with sound.

Cat’s Eyes are that rare thing, a successful side project. Faris Badwan (The Horrors) and Rachel Zeffira are big fans of seminal producers Joe Meek and Phil Spector, their love of swooning ‘60s pop is obvious on both their albums and the eerie orchestral OST to Peter Strickland’s film, Duke of Burgundy.

When we caught up with them at Primavera Sound earlier this summer they talked about the way they work in the studio and the importance of listening through bad speakers:

“when a song is nearly finished….we play it on really expensive speakers, really terrible speakers and laptop speakers…it’s really useful to get a proper idea of what a song sounds like.”

Cats Eyes will be performing on Sound System stage, WOMAD on Sunday 31st July.

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