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04th November, 2016

Cat's Eyes: Alt pop duo visit The Beatles Story

Alternative pop duo Cat’s Eyes, made up of Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira, ended their stay in Liverpool with a trip around the award-winning Beatles Story today.

The duo played to a packed out LEAF on Bold Street last night as part of Liverpool Music Week, and today took some time out to walk in the footsteps of the Fab Four before moving on to their next tour destination.

Prior to the release of their album ‘Treasure House’, NME described a snippet of ‘Chameleon Queen’ as an “epic piano-based choral music, faintly resembling The Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’”.

 

Italian-Canadian soprano, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira has been a fan of The Beatles for as long as she can remember:

“The Beatles would’ve definitely somehow got into my system when writing that, I think they’re in my blood, but it’s a bit more like 'Sgt Pepper's' or 'Magical Mystery Tour' with the instrumentation.

“It’s actually my first time in Liverpool and I felt starstruck yesterday. I’m a massive Beatles fan but it felt amazing just being in the city where it all started.

 

“I loved the replica Cavern Club at The Beatles Story, it’s so good I can almost imagine what it would’ve been like and I am so jealous I wasn’t alive at that time.

“I grew up on The Beatles, I watched the movies when I was little and had a toy record player. The only records I had were by The Beatles.

“We covered ‘Because’ last night, we have a choir and those harmonies, the way The Beatles did them is amazing. A lot of people don’t seem to know that song so I arranged it for vibraphone and voices; the girls are really great singers.

 

“I was worried that every band coming to Liverpool would do a Beatles cover and it would be really unoriginal but that song’s special and it seemed to go down well.

“The gig was definitely one of our favourites. The crowd were great and Liverpudlians are so friendly.”

Faris Badwan returned to Liverpool, a UNESCO City of Music, for the second time in as many months since his other band, The Horrors, headlined at Liverpool’s International Festival of Psychedelia:

 

“Yeah, Psyc Fest was fun. I’ve been to Liverpool loads of times but I hadn’t played there before, it was good and I always enjoy Liverpool. The city doesn’t seem to have lost its character, I wish we were staying longer.

“I think after the tour I’ll be working on another Horrors album and we (Cat’s Eyes) might do some more songs, it would be nice to record the Beatles cover properly.

“I really enjoyed The Beatles Story, especially hearing more about Brian Epstein. For some reason I didn’t know he was actually 32 when he died, which seems completely insane to me.

 

“I’d also like to know who the record company guy was that told The Beatles guitar music was on the way out. Stuff like that hasn’t changed; a lot of music industry people are still like that.

“Probably, out of all The Beatles stuff I listen to at the moment I’m listening to John Lennon’s solo albums the most.”

 

 

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