Cato Street Conspiracy
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Cato Street Conspiracy

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f this three-track demo fails to turn top A&R heads then clearly such A&R bods aren't paying enough attention. This band is surely one of the most exciting around right now, with all three of these tracks proving that when it comes to unleashing jagged guitars and harmonious vocals, CSC are the cream of the crop. 'Light the Vemilion Lanterns' is to all intents and purposes a gigantic wall of guitar sound, but breathtaking melodies craftily duck and dive their way in and out of the sheer noise to stunning effect. The song arrangements couldn't be any more dynamic, and time again this band's music succeeds in being beautiful yet brutal, as tenderness somehow transcends malice with arresting grace. -5/5 - Black Velvet Magazine

As soon as the opening track 'The Ghost of Simon Taylor' stomped out of the speakers it was clear that this is a band who know exactly what they're doing. The north London band produce perfectly angular rock that hits you with chorus after chorus, riffs, harmonies and grooves of such a quality that you might be fooled into thinking that you're listening to a signed band. 'Light the Vermilion Lanterns' shows a heavier side with a Muse style mosh riff that begs to be played live. This is a band with ability and imagination in giant spoonfuls, hopefully their professional approach will take them far - 8/10 - Unsigned Magazine

Wow, we here at are very, very impressed with these guys, a wonderfully produced demo, literally exploding with energy and promise. With a truly vibrant vocalist who veers between the raspy Joe Strummer delivery and the new wave brilliance of Head Automatica. With the gothic noir of My Chemical Romance at their driving best, the powerful shout along choruses of prime Bad Religion and the wondrous distillation of passion and soul that should be driving this band into your hearts in the near future! - -

Wow - this is a pretty impressive demo. 'The Ghost of Simon Taylor' is a difficult act to follow, packed full of great melodic guitar riffs and vocal harmonies. In some ways they remind me of stuff from the Manic's 'Generation Terrorists' where it seemed they could pack more ideas and riffs into one song than most bands would find in a whole album. 'Light the Vermilion Lantern' is a heavier number but I had to check that I wasn't actually playing two tracks at once - the drum part just sounds completely off kilter to me. Demo closer 'Seven Instances Where You Have Caused me Harm' rallies the cause with another storm of riffs and time changes that don't let you get your breath throughout the full four minutes. Watch this space. - Tasty Fanzine


"Monster Attack" - CD album released Nov 2007.
"Promises, Promises..." new single released for digital download June 2009



Most bands cannot claim to have begun the road to rock 'n' roll notoriety in the famous halls of Oxford University, nor could they point to an attempted government coup as the inspiration for their moniker, but then Cato Street Conspiracy are not most bands.

The band pride themselves on providing intelligent lyricism to underpin their high octane, riff-heavy rock 'n' roll. The subject matter of the band's work varies from ensuing environmental disaster (2030) and street violence (Danger!), to dying romances (The Transparency Of Glass) and people's destructive relationship with alcohol (The Ghost Of Simon Taylor), but the message never, ever gets in the way of the riff or the melody.

Having supported the likes of Fighting With Wire, played the Nokia tent at Reading Festival, and received airplay from the BBC and Totalrock, Cato Street Conspiracy are a band on the rise. Their debut EP "The Ghost Of Simon Taylor" received rave reviews when it was released in 2006 and subsequent full length "Monster Attack!" was equally well received in 2007.

The band are now back with the first single to be lifted from album number two. "Promises, Promises..." is a punk rock explosion of melody and harmony melded together into three of the finest minutes of pop you'll hear in 2009. It is the sound of a band truly on their game.

"Promises, Promises..." is released via all good digital retailers on June 15th 2009.

"Monster Attack!" is available now from all good digital retailers and exclusively on CD from

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