Video: Poeticat, Centre of the Concrete Square
The genre-defying output from this outfit hailing from London, Lisbon and Basildon is sure worth a few moments of your time. Sample their weird hip-hop/industrial lo-fi electronica, which has just the right amount of quirk to stand out from the musical crowd.
The band’s video for Centre of the Concrete Square introduces us to the Teengirl Fantasy-esque backbeats overlayed with bratty spoken word courtesy of Catherine Martindale, not dissimilar to acts like The Streets, Scrubious Pip, somethingyousaid favourite Kate Nash or Saul Williams. To build their sound, Poeticat manipulate Latin American music and African rhythms to create something weird and original, providing a real interesting listen.
You can see Poeticat live at Hootenanny’s in Brixton on Friday 24th of January or on Friday 28th of February at Brixton Windmill, both in London. Be sure to make it if you can because they will surely be a band to watch in 2014. If you can’t make it to the gigs, keep up to date with Poeticat via their website or Facebook.
Words by Carol Bowditch.