Smash Fashion: Big Cat Love

Purr-fectly glam-tastic r’n’r.

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It really is some trick to make the listener feel utterly at home from the opening chords and keep them in the groove for the entire kaleidoscopic ride, yet that is exactly what Big Cat Love pulls off with some style.

Several of these tunes – Stay Off My La La, Wicked Ways and, of course, the title track to name but three – sound like they’ve been beamed in from the hit parade circa 1973, no vintage production trick or guitar lick spared.

Cheeky, effervescent and just a little bit sleazy in a good way, Big Cat Love pushes all the right classic rock buttons and is simply great fun – this is unashamedly good-time rock’n’roll played with genuine flair and warmth.

Essi Berelian

Whether it’s magazines, books or online, Essi has been writing about rock ’n’ metal for around thirty years. He has been reviews editor for Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, rock reviews editor for lads mag Front and worked for Kerrang!. He has also written the Rough Guide to Heavy Metal and contributed to the Rough Guide to Rock and Rough Guide Book of Playlists, and the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (13th edition). Most fun interview? Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – for The Pick of Destiny movie book. An avid record/CD/tape collector, he’s amassed more music than he could ever possibly listen to, which annoys his wife no end.