It's no secret that Cats in Paris are one of my favourite North-West bands. "Courtcase 2000", their 2008 debut, is a rare beast in that for all the unapologetically mental freakouts that burst out in songs like "Cold Products" and "(How To) Harvest Yourself", they never lose a sort of saccharine sweet pop charm- helped by the call and response vocals and delicious synthesisers.
In fact, all of these qualities are in effect in their new single "Chopchopchopchopchop" (except the call and response vocals, Sara has sadly left the band) so have a listen:
But yes, the reason I'm mentioning them, is they're about to embark on a very fun sounding project. The Daily News!
Basically, Michael, Lorien and Ben intend to read the news headlines every day in August, throw them around their music boxy brains and then firing them back out into the world in song form. This is bound to be special. So you should definitely check it out, starting out on Sunday.
(I just hope it works out better than Bumblebeez disappointing 30/30 project)