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Rocket Cat EP Release
Alex Ballard & Sugarfoot
Rocket Cat launched in Milwaukee in early 2016, when four veteran musicians embarked on a mission to create music rooted in the high-energy interplay of vocal and instrumental melodies that you’ll carry with you long after the first listen.
Guitarist Christopher Guse (Parallel), bassist Dave Maurer (Parallel, Signal Daddy), drummer Steve Vorass (I’m not a Pilot, Bright Black, Mouse Corn) and vocalist/lyricist Justine Trudeaux (Smack Leveaux) skillfully blend their backgrounds in alternative, progressive and hard rock as well as power pop. Each track reveals a refreshingly pure camaraderie and the overall sound bares unabashed, joyful influences from the artists of their formative years, including Pearl Jam, Rush, U2, Duran Duran, Muse, Simple Minds, Lemon Heads, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Incubus and Foo Fighters.
The combination yields a supercharged sound that’s at once fresh and familiar, forward-focused and reflective, unpredictable yet accessible, and always lushly melodic. The potent infusion of Trudeaux’s lyrics – sparking connection, then slipping just out of reach – make the entire concoction all the more addictive.
Joined this night by Alex Ballard & Sugarfoot, and The Breakaways!