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Preview: Royal City Studios Fall Concert Series – Catl. and The Breaking English

There’s a great time on tap at Royal City Studios at 7:30 pm Friday October 25, and it’s not just what Rhythm and Brews Brewing Company will be pouring! Toronto band catl. brings their high-energy show to Guelph, with local band The Breaking English opening.

Catl. is supporting their latest recording, Bide my Time until I Die, their 5th album. The duo is made up of singer/guitarist Jamie Fleming and singer/percussionist Sarah Kirkpatrick. They have shared stages with acts like Alabama Shakes, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and The Sadies, and have been featured in festivals ranging from The Montreal International Jazz Festival, NXNE, SXSW, to the Deep Blues Festival in Bayport, MN, and Clarksdale, MS, and others in Europe.

While the comparison to the White Stripes is an obvious one, there’s much more going on here. The band at times reminds me of 60’s garage rock at its best, with elements of the mid 80s Garage Revival that featured bands like the Chesterfield Kings. The European influence that fuelled bands like The Raveonettes is also apparent. After listening to the latest album, it’s certain that the catl. set must not be missed!

Opening the night is local 5-piece band The Breaking English. Comprised of Matt Vella, Julianna Cheung, Josh South, Natasha Benko, and David Gupta, the band released The Doyle Demo this past February, and in only four songs manage to showcase the wide scope of their sound, from 80’s rock, to fuzzed out psychedelia, along with gospel and blues. Coming off their win at the GAIN Music Battle of the Bands last year.

Tickets are available until the start of the show, and can be purchased via EventBrite. Food is available from El Milagro, and beverages from Rhythm and Brews.

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