Background/Info: Swedish solo-project Guild Of Cats is back on track unleashing its debut album. Set up in 2013, two singles and the EP “Kill The Pain” were previously released. This work has been first released as digital album while a CD- and vinyl format are coming next.
Content: Sweden remains one of the most prolific grounds for electro-pop music. Guild Of Cats doesn’t sound like a traditional band in the genre, but dares to inject a funky touch into their work. “Closer Than You Think” is a good example of this diversity. But there are also more classical songs, which might appeal to lovers of Mesh. I here recommend “No More Fights”. The vocals are sometimes a bit androgenic-like.
+ + + : I first of all noticed a serious improvement in the global production compared to the previous EP. The songs are well-crafted and varied. I especially like the deep bass lines, the multiple sound manipulations and effects.
– – – : A few tracks are missing a bit of power and passion. In the end there’s no real potential hit although there are many easy listening cuts.
Conclusion: “Know This World” makes me believe Guild Of Cats has some potential so lets keep an eye on this band.
Best songs: “No More Fights”, “Calm Calm”, “Closer Than You Think”.