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Although Cath Carroll’s band Miaow enjoyed a high profile in their lifetime, their musical legacy amounts to three hard to find singles recorded between 1985 And 1987, two seldom heard radio sessions for John Peel, and rumours of an unreleased album for Factory Records. The band traveled a long way in two short years - from Manchester to London, from C86-era guitar jangle to sophisticated electronic pop - and their rambling (but never shambling) route can be traced on this more or less chronological CD. Cath combined Miaow with day jobs at Blast First and as an NME scribe, and her cult status was assured after US band Unrest released the skewed tribute song Cath Carroll on their 4AD album Perfect Teeth. Eventually Miaow imploded in 1988 and Cath went on to cut an album solo for Factory, the superb England Made Me, released in 1990. Visit for more information.


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  • omhrosa30

    lyrics for their song Bubble anyone?

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
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  • Yex

    Can anyone provide lyrics to Fate or Grocer's Devil Daughter?

    22 Jul 2011 Reply

    I find it almost ludicrous that Miaow never released a proper LP; Miaow were far ahead of most of their amateur peers in the mid-80's, as evidenced in their most-listened song: Sport Most Royal. The moving, somewhat bluesy bass lines and frenetic guitar playing perfectly compliment Cath Carroll's wonderful voice and playfully intelligent lyrics. Then you have their later songs like Break the Code, Stolen Ears, and Carnal Drag, all of which stretched the possibilities of "indie pop" and what it could potentially be. Miaow were a group of REAL musicians.

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Hectic_Biker

    v Yeah, that's how I got here too. That album was fantastic *-*

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • uselessness

    Wow, I just found Somebody else who goes by "Miaow." The web site says "Miaow is a collaboration between Sarah Campbell and Arnaud Laflaquiere". Apparently they only recorded one album back in 2003 but the whole thing's free to download on their site. I wish there was more info on and I wish they'd make more music... it's good!

    17 Jul 2010 Reply
  • imarealist

    so good!

    28 May 2010 Reply
  • udodlon

    this is a veeery good piece of music.

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • clubcountry

    underrated underrated underrated

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • clubcountry

    why has nobody heard of this band? i requested them at a tweepop/c86 night & the DJ was like 'i'll give you miaow' & started making cat noises at my face. wot a dick.

    22 Nov 2008 Reply
  • alongwaltz

    If this isn't the cat's miaow, whose miaow is it?

    17 Nov 2008 Reply
  • jellyberry_x

    cherry goes POP x

    14 May 2007 Reply

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