FEATURE: NARC. Compilation Album #15 – Cat Ryan – Mannerism | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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As we celebrate our 15th birthday this month, we’re continuing our tradition of giving you, dear Constant Readers, a very special gift in the form of our annual Compilation Albumavailable to download via our Bandcamp page for free!

Here, we focus on the track contributed by Cat Ryan


The jaunty opening of Mannerism belies the song’s serious subject matter, which is typical of Newcastle trio Cat Ryan’s style; infectious melodies bristle with jangly guitar solos and summery production, juxtaposed with lyrics unafraid to tackle difficult subjects.

“It’s basically about obsessing over trying to read someone else to the point that you’re almost under their control and you can’t break from them.” Says vocalist Mary-Anne Murphy. “We chose this song because it was our first single release as a proper band and it’s probably one of our favourites to play!” 

 

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