Kitty The Lion: Gutted/Split Ends (single)

~ Friday, 8 October 2010
Being hailed as the great white hope of Scottish music along side Pearl and the Puppets, Kitty The Lion's music has quite a bit in common with the afore mentioned. Both make generic folk pop and both sing in exaggerated accents, except Kitty front woman Anna Meldrum lays on the Scottish accent to such an extent that it becomes comical rather than quirky. Vocals aside, their brand of folk is catchy enough if hardly memorable. I have seen the band live on several occasions mainly due to the fact that the hugely talented Sorren MacLean is part of the band and this has perhaps made my expectations higher than they should have been but Kitty The Lion does him a disservice both live and on the two tracks featured on this single.

They may be getting certain corners of the Scottish media hot under the collar but with fellow Scottish acts like Maeve O'Boyle, Iain Morrison, Martin & James and Second Hand Marching Band producing music that outshines this at every turn, I'm baffled as to why.