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The Province Complains

Cats On Fire

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Album Review

It's one thing to emulate mid-'80s British groups such as Felt and the Smiths, but quite another to come close to recapitulating their greatness. Cats on Fire match the Smiths' mellifluous guitar, Felt's swirling organ, and both groups' wistful lyricism without ever devolving into a tribute band. The parallels are striking, though: the title of "I Am the White-Mantled King" echoes Felt's "Dismantled King Is Off the Throne," and "Higher Grounds" — like Morrissey — elevates everyday ennui to a level of high drama. The Province Complains is a classic-in-waiting filled with durable, memorable, carefully constructed songs, almost any one of which could have been a single. Cats on Fire are part of an international renaissance of groups such as Indonesia's Annemarie and Cambridge's Pants Yell!, which openly reference the Smiths and keep the spirit of '80s guitar pop alive for the 21st century.

Biography

Formed: 2001 in Vasa, Finland

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

Cats on Fire, a shambling Finnish twee group whose nostalgic tunes nod to the Smiths, the Wedding Present, and the Orchids, thanks in no small part to lead singer Mattias Bjorkas' warbly, Morrissey-esque croon, formed in Vasa, Finland, in 2001. The group underwent several lineup shifts in its formative years, but finally solidified in 2004 with Bjorkas, guitarist Ville Hopponen, bassist Kenneth Höglund, and drummer Henry Ojala. The band's first release, a four-track vinyl-only affair called Solid...
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