Alpha Cat Venus Smile… Retrograde

by | Feb 9, 2023

Alpha Cat EP release: Venus Smile… Retrograde

The alternative rock band, Alpha Cat, has recently released an EP through the Aquamarine record label. The EP, “Venus Smile… Retrograde,” is a blend of alternative rock and folk. It explores themes of heartbreak and the search for hope and redemption. With raw and honest lyrics and intricate musical arrangements, each track on the EP offers a unique journey.

Alpha Cat - Elizabeth McCullough formed the band Alpha Cat

Where the band started- Elizabeth McCullough formed Alpha Cat

Orbit (Rx)

One of the tracks on the EP, “Orbit (Rx),” is a standout track that is a call to arms for a world that is too divided and too extreme. With its driving beat and soaring chorus, the song is both powerful and hopeful, and the guitar work is nothing short of stunning. The vocals, equally impressive, speak to the universal human experience and provide a message of hope and reconnection that is desperately needed in today’s world.

Other tracks on the EP

The other tracks on the EP are equally as impressive, each with its own unique sound and style. From a haunting ballad to a fast-paced rocker, the EP showcases Alpha Cat’s versatility and musicianship. The band, a collective of talented musicians, has brought their unique skills and talent to the table, creating a beautiful and powerful exploration of the human experience.

Notable instrumentation on the EP

The cello work on the EP is particularly noteworthy, adding a haunting beauty to the tracks. The percussion and backing vocals are equally impressive, elevating each song and making the EP a true testament to the power of collaboration.

EP verdict

In conclusion, this latest release from Alpha Cat is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates great music. It is a beautiful and powerful exploration of the human experience, reminding us that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope and the possibility of redemption.

Find out more about Alpha Cat at:

The EP and other Alpha Cat releases on Spotify

Alpha Cat on Facebook

Alpha Cat band on Instagram

Alpha Cat official website

Editor’s Notes

Elizabeth McCullough formed the band Alpha Cat. Although the band fell apart, the Alpha Cat name stuck. The EP include 5 tracks: Venus Smile, Wichita, Orbit, All In Your Head, Armor (Live). Elizabeth McCullough wrote, arranged and produced the EP and is on vocals and acoustic guitar. Other musicians include Doug Pettibone on Acoustic Guitar, Angela Babin on electric Guitar (Armor) and Doug Pettibone on all other guitars, Manuel Quintana (Wichita) on Percussion, Reggie McBride on Bass, Jane Scarpantoni on Cello, Rich Feridun on Pedal steel guitar (Wichita) and Jason Harrison Smith on Drums. The record is mixed and mastered by Brett Thorngren with additional mixing/mastering Elizabeth McCullough.